Jan 092016

I sometimes see Chinese students / postdoc use the word “majorly” when they want to use the meaning of “major” / “majority” as an adverb. Instead of meaning “major” or “mostly”, “majorly” actually means “very” or “extremely”. So next time you want to say “majorly”, ask yourself “do I really mean extremely?”, “perhaps largely is more appropriate?” In fact, “majorly” is not a formal / academic word, so I would just suggest cutting this completely out of your vocabulary.