1. At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as, to sink deeply.
2. Profoundly; thoroughly; not superficially; in a high degree; intensely; as, deeply skilled in ethics.
He had deeply offended both his nobles and people. --Bacon.
He sighed deeply in his spirit. --Mark viii. 12.
3. Very; with a tendency to darkness of color.
The deeply red juice of buckthorn berries. --Boyle.
4. Gravely; with low or deep tone; as, a deeply toned instrument.
5. With profound skill; with art or intricacy; as, a deeply laid plot or intrigue.
adv 1: to a great depth psychologically; "They felt the loss
deeply" [syn: profoundly]
2: to a great depth; "dived deeply"; "dug deep" [syn: deep]