Definition of deeply in English:

deeply

adverb

  • 1Far down or in:

    ‘he breathed deeply’
    • ‘There was a warm breeze that stirred Elizabeth's hair and she breathed it in deeply.’
    • ‘She moved her hands from her face but kept her eyes closed and breathed deeply.’
    • ‘It is obviously so deeply embedded in his memory that he has no need to go to nature for inspiration.’
    • ‘He breathes in deeply, then starts sobbing and leaves the room to be comforted by his wife and lawyer.’
    • ‘He paced the floor, looking down on her as she knelt at his feet and breathed slowly and deeply.’
    • ‘She breathed them in deeply and it took her back to times when nothing could trouble her.’
    • ‘Put a few drops of neat tea tree oil in a bowl of hot water, stick a towel over your head and breathe deeply for a few minutes.’
    • ‘Cameron was breathing deeply and he sat down on the porch step in an effort to calm down.’
    • ‘As the cool night air hit me, I slowed down, breathing in deeply to catch my breath.’
    • ‘Kara breathed in deeply, trying to clear the fog that had settled over her mind.’
    • ‘This means that the animal cannot run fast and breathe deeply at the same time.’
    • ‘He breathed the air in deeply and felt somewhat better as his sweat froze to his body.’
    • ‘As you breathe in deeply, the salty scent of the sea mingles with fragrant hedgerows.’
    • ‘He did not answer, he closed his eyes and breathed out deeply, ignoring my question.’
    • ‘The traditions of folk, it would appear, are deeply embedded in the Rusby family tree.’
    • ‘Keep on breathing deeply, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.’
    • ‘It is startling to realise how deeply the monarchy is embedded in the nation.’
    • ‘He had been nervous at the start, rocking on his heels and breathing deeply before going on.’
    • ‘I basked for a while in the warmth, breathing deeply as my stresses drifted away.’
    • ‘They are mainly surface-rooting and will be unhappy if you plant them too deeply.’
  • 2Intensely:

    ‘Richard felt her loss very deeply’
    [as submodifier] ‘she was deeply hurt’
    • ‘As a Christian grandmother I am deeply upset at the erosion of moral values in this country.’
    • ‘Victorian fathers cared deeply for their children and so did the ancient Greeks.’
    • ‘Niffenegger writes a disjointed love story that is deeply moving and quite believable.’
    • ‘Instead, we are deeply concerned at the terrible tragedy of so many biker deaths.’
    • ‘He had a great personality, was part of the family, and we will miss him deeply.’
    • ‘It moved me very deeply, stirred something within me, and that made me want to write.’
    • ‘He said the incident was deeply alarming and warned that it could have been more serious.’
    • ‘That said, this is an enjoyable and deeply moving effort to link literature, life and love.’
    • ‘This has hurt me deeply, and I will do my best to be more thoughtful and articulate in the future.’
    • ‘Presumably, the song is at some level autobiographical, and as such is deeply moving.’
    • ‘When it was reported back to him what his son had done, he was deeply hurt.’
    • ‘It is only now he can reflect light-heartedly on an experience that hurt him deeply.’
    • ‘You try to act like you don't care to mask how deeply you feel violated and hurt.’
    • ‘I'm deeply grateful that my usual routine is still there, waiting for me to return.’
    • ‘We feel the pain and the loss very deeply since we are empathetically connected to you.’
    • ‘The film depicts an act of extreme cruelty and barbarity and is deeply disturbing.’
    • ‘Most of their extreme ideas were deeply unpopular with the resistance, he said.’
    • ‘But they care deeply, and they know that the very soul of the party is being fought over.’
    • ‘They had a profound effect on the young Pascal and he became deeply religious.’
    • ‘Kaerin grimaced at the sight of her like that, obviously what he had said had hurt her deeply.’
    greatly, enormously, extremely, very much, to a great degree, to a great extent
    strongly, powerfully, profoundly, intensely, keenly, sharply, acutely
    thoroughly, completely, entirely
    severely, awfully, terribly, painfully, desperately
    well, seriously, majorly, jolly, oh-so
    mighty, plumb
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Pronunciation:

deeply

/ˈdiːpli/