adverb Date: before 12th century 1. in a mighty manner ; vigorously <
applauded mightily
2. very much <
depressed me mightily

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Mightily — Might i*ly, adv. [From {Mighty}.] 1. In a mighty manner; with might; with great earnestness; vigorously; powerfully. [1913 Webster] Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. Col. i. 29. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mightily — [adv1] very much, extremely decidedly, exceedingly, greatly, highly, hugely, intensely, mighty, notably, surpassingly, very; concept 569 Ant. little mightily [adv2] forcefully arduously, energetically, forcibly, hard, hardly, laboriously, lustily …   New thesaurus

  • mightily — (adv.) O.E. mihtiglice; see MIGHTY (Cf. mighty) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mightily — might|i|ly [ˈmaıtıli] adv 1.) very ▪ a mightily impressive piece of work ▪ I was mightily relieved when we landed at Manchester airport. 2.) literary using great strength ▪ We laboured mightily to rebuild the walls …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mightily — [[t]ma͟ɪtɪli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV adj/adv, ADV after v (emphasis) Mightily means to a great extent or degree. [OLD FASHIONED] He had given a mightily impressive performance... She strove mightily to put Mike from her thoughts …   English dictionary

  • mightily — adv. Mightily is used with these adjectives: ↑impressed, ↑impressive, ↑relieved Mightily is used with these verbs: ↑contribute, ↑strive, ↑struggle, ↑suffer, ↑try …   Collocations dictionary

  • mightily — adverb especially literary 1 very: She seemed mightily impressed by his story. 2 using great strength: Fred swung mightily at the ball …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mightily — adverb 1. powerfully or vigorously he strove mightily to achieve a better position in life 2. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree the baby is mighty cute he s mighty tired it is powerful humid that boy is powerful big now they… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mightily — /muyt l ee/, adv. 1. in a mighty manner; powerfully or vigorously. 2. to a great extent or degree; very much: to desire something mightily. [bef. 900; ME; OE mihtiglice. See MIGHTY, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • mightily — might|i|ly [ maıtıli ] adverb FORMAL 1. ) very much: Immigrants contributed mightily to American prosperity. 2. ) with a lot of strength or force …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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