radically
adverb Date: 15th century 1. in origin or essence 2. in a radical or extreme manner

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  • Radically — Rad i*cal*ly (r[a^]d [i^]*kal*l[y^]), adv. 1. In a radical manner; at, or from, the origin or root; fundamentally; as, a scheme or system radically wrong or defective. [1913 Webster] 2. Without derivation; primitively; essentially. [R.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • radically — (adv.) c.1600, thoroughly; 1620s with reference to roots and origins, from RADICAL (Cf. radical) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • radically — [rad′i kəl ē, rad′ik lē] adv. 1. a) as regards root or origin b) fundamentally; basically; completely 2. in a manner characterized by radicalism …   English World dictionary

  • radically — rad|i|cal|ly [ rædıkli ] adverb * if something changes radically, it changes completely or in a way that is very noticeable: radically change/alter/transform: Computers have radically changed our lives. radically different: We need a radically… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • radically */ — UK [ˈrædɪklɪ] / US adverb if something changes radically, it changes completely or in a way that is very noticeable radically change/alter/transform: Computers have radically changed our lives. radically different: We need a radically different… …   English dictionary

  • radically — adv. Radically is used with these adjectives: ↑different, ↑dissimilar, ↑distinct, ↑new Radically is used with these verbs: ↑affect, ↑alter, ↑change, ↑differ, ↑expand, ↑improve, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • radically — [ˈrædɪkli] adv if something changes radically, it changes completely or in a way that is very noticeable …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • radically — radical ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something. 2) advocating thorough political or social reform; politically extreme. 3) departing from tradition; innovative or progressive. 4) (of surgery) thorough and… …   English terms dictionary

  • radically — adverb in a radical manner (Freq. 6) she took a radically different approach • Derived from adjective: ↑radical …   Useful english dictionary

  • radically — /rad ik lee/, adj. 1. with regard to origin or root. 2. in a complete or basic manner; thoroughly; fundamentally. [1600 10; RADICAL + LY] * * * …   Universalium

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