Definition of strongly in US English:

strongly

adverb

  • 1With great power or strength.

    ‘she started out swimming strongly’
    ‘the market has rallied strongly’
    • ‘Much of his work expresses complex cosmic and spiritual forces that he feels strongly surging around him.’
    • ‘She galloped strongly down the course and held off a late bid from the race favourite to secure her first high-stakes triumph.’
    • ‘They were setting it firmly into the hole, with bits of wood strongly hammered in on every side so the cross might stand more solidly and not fall.’
    • ‘Their selling is slowing, and the buying is growing and may well strongly overtake any selling remaining.’
    • ‘On a strongly running tide, fishing these shoals can be reminiscent of fishing the tumbling waters in a mountain stream.’
    1. 1.1 In a forceful or heartfelt way; firmly.
      ‘the rebel movement strongly denied responsibility for the attack’
      ‘I strongly believed in the importance of what I did’
      • ‘I have to say that I strongly agree with Gunnar.’
      • ‘She strongly refuted rumours that she pursued the case for malicious reasons.’
      • ‘Fear causes us to mistrust a group we're fearful of, and to more strongly trust the group we're a part of.’
      • ‘I am strongly convinced that evil exists.’
      • ‘We have the ability to disagree strongly yet still remain friends.’
    2. 1.2 To a great degree or extent.
      ‘he was strongly affected by the divorce of his parents’
      ‘I was strongly impressed by his enthusiasm’
      • ‘The willingness and freedom to take risks strongly impacted the character of my playing.’
      • ‘The committee was strongly moved by the comments from its nursing members about the differential access to treatment as a result of differences in wealth.’
      • ‘Tidal floodplain populations in England are strongly biased towards deprived communities.’
      • ‘If you are not strongly disturbed several times today, you are not understanding me.’
      • ‘Some argue that the intellectual life of Bulgarians in the nineteenth century was influenced strongly by Russian culture.’
    3. 1.3 In a very intense or distinctive manner.
      ‘the car smelled strongly of whiskey’
      ‘a strongly flavored cheese’
      • ‘Strongly aromatic foods like Korean kimchi can really stink up a cabin.’
      • ‘The lentils were too strongly seasoned for any truffle to show through.’
      • ‘The place stank strongly of sick and wounded people.’
      • ‘The strongly pungent artemisia family is silvery and soft, but its forms develop into sprawling shrubs whose flowers are insignificant.’
      • ‘They are among the most strongly scented of all roses.’
  • 2In a way that is able to withstand force or wear.

    ‘the wheels are strongly made’
    ‘strongly built vehicles’
    • ‘The floor is made of split bamboo strongly woven, resting on timber uprights.’
    • ‘The bottom is trussed, and the two parts are strongly put together.’
    • ‘The superstructure is of brick, the walls being thoroughly grouted and strongly constructed.’
    • ‘If set up strongly, firewalling will block all but the port you want open for your site.’
    • ‘Partition units are made of heavy rolled steel sections strongly assembled and carefully finished.’

Pronunciation

strongly

/ˈstrɔŋli//ˈstrôNGlē/