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



    BrE BrE//ˈstrɒŋli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrɔːŋli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows firm and serious opinions or beliefs a strongly worded protest He was strongly opposed to the idea. This is an issue I feel strongly about. Nearly all of them strongly agree that education is the key to success. This decision was strongly criticized by both sides.
  2. 2in a way that is easy to notice The room smelt strongly of polish. These works are strongly reminiscent of earlier paintings.
  3. 3to a great degree or extent Health spending is strongly linked to the country's wealth. These conclusions are strongly supported by a recent study.
  4. 4with a lot of power or force a light shining strongly He finished strongly in a time of 38 minutes, 44 seconds. The market rebounded strongly in the second half of the year.
  5. 5in a way that means something cannot be easily broken or damaged a strongly built boat
  6. Word Familystrong adjectivestrongly adverbstrength nounstrengthen verb