1. [ adverb ] in a grave and sober manner
Synonyms: soberly staidly

"he walked soberly toward the altar"

Related terms: grave grave sedate grave sedate
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7486
3. [ adverb ] to a severe or serious degree
Synonyms: severely badly seriously

"fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated" "badly injured" "a severely impaired heart" "is gravely ill" "was seriously ill"

Related terms: severe dangerous dangerous dangerous
Similar spelling:   gravelly