- 1used to emphasize that a particular statement, feeling, etc. is sincere or genuine I'm truly sorry that things had to end like this. I felt truly at home. I do care. Truly, I do! She truly believes that none of this is her fault.
- 2used to emphasize a particular quality a truly memorable occasion a truly magnificent performance
- 3used to emphasize that a particular description is accurate or correct a truly democratic system of government (informal) Well,really and truly, things were better than expected. He started the first truly international ballet company. Word Familytrue adjective (≠untrue)truth noun (≠untruth)truthful adjective (≠untruthful)truthfully adverbtruly adverbIdioms
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completely By that time we were well and truly lost.
well and truly(informal)jump to other results
used at the end of a formal letter before you sign your name
Yours truly(formal)jump to other results