Informal thus (sense )
See thusly in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adverb Usage Problem
Thus.Usage Note: Thusly
was introduced in the 19th century as an alternative to thus
in sentences such as Hold it thus
or He put it thus.
It appears to have first been used by humorists, who may have been echoing the speech of poorly educated people straining to sound stylish. The word has subsequently gained some currency in educated usage, but it is still often regarded as incorrect. A large majority of the Usage Panel found it unacceptable in an earlier survey. In formal writing thus
can still be used as in the examples above; in other styles this way, like this,
and other such expressions are more natural.