Antonyms for hilariously

Grammar : Adv
Spell : hi-lair-ee-uhs, -lar-, hahy-
Phonetic Transcription : hɪˈlɛər i əs, -ˈlær-, haɪ-

Definition of hilariously

Origin :
  • 1823, "cheerful," from Latin hilaris "cheerful, of good cheer" (see hilarity) + -ous. Meaning "boisterously joyful" is from 1830s. Related: Hilariously.
  • As in happily : adv with joy, pleasure
Example sentences :
  • The men were happy, not hilariously so, but in a placid, equable fashion.
  • Extract from : « The Long Roll » by Mary Johnston
  • Then he laughed again, hilariously, uproariously, and not for long.
  • Extract from : « Reels and Spindles » by Evelyn Raymond
  • He had met him on the street and clapped him hilariously on the shoulder.
  • Extract from : « Bert Wilson on the Gridiron » by J. W. Duffield
  • Why had he pointed to the garden and laughed so hilariously?
  • Extract from : « Hushed Up » by William Le Queux
  • Hilariously they carried him into the room and dumped him down.
  • Extract from : « Stover at Yale » by Owen Johnson
  • Hilariously they invited him into the carriage, and in state drove him home.
  • Extract from : « Young Wallingford » by George Randolph Chester
  • As the cough broke out again, he strangled it hilariously in a laugh.
  • Extract from : « The Ancient Law » by Ellen Glasgow
  • Helen hilariously related this incident to Nettie and her aunt.
  • Extract from : « Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie » by Alice B. Emerson
  • The note is struck ingeniously and hilariously on the doorstep.
  • Extract from : « A Traitor's Wooing » by Headon Hill
  • We fell wildly, hilariously into each other's arms and began to dance.
  • Extract from : « Murder in Any Degree » by Owen Johnson

Synonyms for hilariously

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