Generally means “in general,” or “loosely.” If something is generally true, it is usually true. If you generally dislike birthday celebrations, don’t be mad when no one throws you a party.


In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently.

without distinction of one from others; "he is interested in snakes in general"

usually; as a rule; "by and large it doesn''t rain much here"

without regard to specific details or exceptions; "he interprets the law broadly"

In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently.

In a general way, or in general relation; in the main; upon the whole; comprehensively.

Collectively; as a whole; without omissions.


Gen"er*al*ly, adv. 1. In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently. 2. In a general way, or in general relation; in the main; upon the whole; comprehensively.
Generally speaking, they live very quietly.
3. Collectively; as a whole; without omissions. [Obs.]
I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee.

In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently.


Usage Examples

Although it is generally known, I think it's about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.

All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that's all people know how to do when they're improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other.

A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.

As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.

As women slowly gain power, their values and priorities are reshaping the agenda. A multitude of studies show that when women control the family funds, they generally spend more on health, nutrition, and education - and less on alcohol and cigarettes.

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.

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Other Usage Examples

As long as our civilisation keeps trundling along generally forwards, then there is the possibility of a future where ethnicity is merely an interesting badge, not a uniform you can't take off.

A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.

A tool is usually more simple than a machine it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.

As a politician, you have to deal with someone wanting you to fail every day. I think I prefer being in a situation where generally people are rooting for me, and if they aren't rooting for me, they aren't out there to see my downfall. I respect the people who have the stomach for it.

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.


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