from The Century Dictionary.

  • Woundy; excessively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb obsolete In a woundy manner; excessively; woundy.

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  • adverb obsolete greatly; excessively


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woundy +‎ -ly


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  • A person who is used to making sacrifices — Laura, for instance, who had got such a habit of giving up her own pleasure for others — can do the business quite easily; but Pen, unaccustomed as he was to any sort of self-denial, suffered woundily when called on to pay his share, and savagely grumbled at being obliged to forgo anything he liked.

    The History of Pendennis

  • So shall only taste of your ale; for the beef was woundily corned.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Taking up the tongs, as if to arrange the wood, but rather perhaps to conceal his own confusion, the butler observed, “it was burning clear now, but had smoked woundily in the morning.”

    Rob Roy

  • Well, I did not like such usage at all, and was woundily frightened, and tried to keep as much out of his way as possible, going anywhere but where I thought I was likely to meet him; and sure enough for several months I contrived to keep out of his way.


  • But the waves continued their old impetuous swooping at the dingey, and the little craft, no longer under way, struggled woundily over them.

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  • He took up the tongs to hide his confusion, muttering, "It is burning clear now, but it smoked woundily in the morning!"

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North

  • They could see sparks mingling with the thunderclouds of sepia, and the _Veiled Ladye_ hobbled woundily to meet her.

    Dan Merrithew

  • They were a present from my mother's sister, resident in Paisley, and I misdoubt there will have been something amiss in her instructions to the tailor, for they gall me woundily -- though in justice to her and the honest tradesman I should add that my legs, maybe, are out of practice since leaving Glasgow.

    Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales

  • Mead is a good drink, but woundily strong, especially to those who be not used to it, as

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  • “Once we frapped a ship, and she labored woundily.

    The Last Chantey


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  • They look woundily like Frenchmen.

    Goldsmith, She Stoops, I

    January 8, 2007

  • "...he is a little humorsome, as the saying is, and swears woundily; though I'll be sworn he means no more harm than a sucking babe. Lord help us! it will do your honour's heart good to hear him tell a story, as how he lay alongside of the French, yard-arm and yard-arm, board and board, and of heaving grapplings, and stink-pots, and grapes, and round and double-headed partridges, crows and carters."

    — Smollett, Peregrine Pickle

    January 12, 2022