Definition of mightily in English:



  • 1With a lot of force; fiercely.

    ‘Holly struggled mightily with her mother over doing her homework’
    • ‘He has struggled mightily, especially on the road, throughout his second season.’
    • ‘The young man shouted, still struggling mightily against two exhausted police cadets.’
    • ‘The commissioners labored mightily to reach the ultimate judgment that the department might be found guilty of mismanagement but not corruption.’
    • ‘Through the other nostril he blew mightily, a volcano of air.’
    • ‘They try, mightily.’
    • ‘Both clashed mightily against each other, wounded by their unbearable desire for her bed.’
    • ‘They will have to lobby mightily in the halls of Congress on behalf of broadening their nation's version of perestroika.’
    • ‘The rhythm section groove mightily; Parker can light a fire underneath pretty much any band and his solidity is typically elemental here.’
    • ‘Republicans tried mightily to get him to switch parties.’
    • ‘After the first decade, the money was appreciably better, and Ann campaigned mightily for a plantation she had picked out.’
    • ‘The former dictator's defense team had struggled mightily to evade the tests - as well as a trial.’
    • ‘He says he blames himself mightily for not pushing harder.’
    • ‘The company is striving mightily to save itself at home by catching up abroad.’
    • ‘If you do, you'll be slugged mightily.’
    • ‘I would struggle mightily in those courses, whereas I have many friends who find them a breeze.’
    • ‘They campaigned mightily to get the old visitors permit scheme revoked and the replacement scheme activated.’
    • ‘Despite the lackluster dialogue, the cast strives mightily to bring some sincerity to their roles.’
    • ‘It's difficult to imagine him not struggling mightily his first year in New York.’
    • ‘His audiences often applaud mightily.’
    • ‘He struggled mightily, but had no luck.’
    extremely, exceedingly, enormously, vastly, immensely, tremendously, hugely, markedly, remarkably, abundantly
    strenuously, energetically, powerfully, heavily, hard, with all one's might, with might and main, all out, heartily, vigorously, with vigour, forcefully, with force, forcibly, with great effort, fiercely, intensely, eagerly, industriously, diligently, assiduously, conscientiously, enthusiastically, sedulously, with application, earnestly, with perseverance, persistently, indefatigably
    View synonyms
  • 2To a great or impressive extent; enormously.

    ‘this little town has contributed mightily to the life of the nation’
    as submodifier ‘I am mightily relieved that it is all over’
    • ‘The US has contributed mightily to the peace of the world over the past half-century.’
    • ‘Adrian, who readily admits that this is unchartered territory as far as he is concerned, has been mightily impressed by the atmosphere of the place.’
    • ‘It is, instead, mightily concerned with underground economies, which did not report their income and allegedly overwhelmed traditional economies.’
    • ‘They will certainly have been mightily impressed by the magnificent Croke Park.’
    • ‘The stadium looks mightily impressive and I hope I am still here to see it!’
    • ‘News of horrendous mortality rates awaiting Liberian colonists contributed mightily to this declining interest.’
    • ‘The council will, no doubt, feel mightily aggrieved.’
    • ‘I bought the album when it came out and have been listening to it fairly regularly since, and it has grown on me mightily.’
    • ‘Finally, the new medium of television contributed mightily to the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.’
    • ‘If there is a problem, I think it is mightily exaggerated.’
    • ‘The astronauts must be getting mightily tired of this.’
    • ‘In the last few decades, I think the business has erred mightily in both directions.’
    • ‘From the outside, the hotel is mightily impressive.’
    • ‘Matthew was mightily entertained, and almost forgot his own troubles while laughing at his cousins.’
    • ‘Economically, Hong Kong prospered mightily under British colonial rule.’
    • ‘Despite its wars, Britain prospered mightily during the eighteenth century.’
    • ‘This is certainly a mightily impressive building and unmistakably Scottish.’
    • ‘He said it was the kind of response he expected from his team but, still, he had the air of a man who was mightily happy at the reassurance.’
    • ‘I was mightily pleased until I popped in to admire the roses of a neighbour who has the best flower and vegetable garden in the district.’
    • ‘If a houseguest decided to get themselves a midnight snack without my permission, it is not at all unlikely that I would be mightily peeved.’