[pur-suh-nl-ee] /ˈpɜr sə nl i/

through direct contact; in ; directly:
I will thank him personally.
as if intended for or directed at one’s own :
to take someone’s comments personally.
as regards oneself:
Personally, I don’t care to go.
as an individual:
to like someone personally, but not as an employer.
without the help or intervention of others: I’ll attend to it personally
(sentence modifier) in one’s own opinion or as regards oneself: personally, I hate onions
as if referring to oneself: to take the insults personally
as a person: we like him personally, but professionally he’s incompetent

late 14c., from personal + -ly (2). Meaning “as far as I’m concerned” is from 1849.


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