genuinely vs truly what difference

what is difference between genuinely and truly

English

Etymology

genuine +‎ -ly

Adverb

genuinely (comparative more genuinely, superlative most genuinely)

  1. In a genuine manner; truthfully, truly.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:honestly

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • trooly (obsolete)
  • truely (archaic)
  • trully (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English truely, treuly, treuli, trewely, treoweliche, treowliche, from Old English trēowlīċe (faithfully; truly), equivalent to true +‎ -ly. Cognate with Dutch trouwelijk, Middle Low German truwlike, German treulich, Swedish trolig, Icelandic trygglega.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɹuːli/
  • Rhymes: -uːli

Adverb

truly (comparative trulier or more truly, superlative truliest or most truly)

  1. (manner) In accordance with the facts; truthfully, accurately.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.27:
      He adds, very truly, that what was fatal to such philosophies as his was not Christianity but the Copernican theory.
  2. (modal) Honestly, genuinely, in fact, really.
    That is truly all I know.
    Truly, that is all I know.
  3. (degree) Very.
    You are truly silly.

Synonyms

  • (truthfully, accurately): frankly, sincerely; see also Thesaurus:honestly
  • (in fact, really): in point of fact, literally; see also Thesaurus:actually
  • (very): extremely, exceedingly; see also Thesaurus:very

Derived terms

  • untruly
  • well and truly

Translations

Anagrams

  • Lurty

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