Definition of ordinarily adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔːdnrəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːrdnˈerəli//
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  1. 1in a normal way synonym normally To the untrained eye, the children were behaving ordinarily.
  2. 2used to say what normally happens in a particular situation, especially because something different is happening this time synonym usually Ordinarily, she wouldn't have bothered arguing with him. We do not ordinarily carry out this type of work. For tax purposes they were treated as ordinarily resident in the UK.
  3. Extra examples Comedy is the perfect vehicle to tackle ordinarily taboo subjects. Ordinarily, she would have enjoyed the trip. The regulations apply to taxpayers not ordinarily resident in the UK.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ordinarily