Try Our Apps


Is irregardless a word?


[suh-mair-uh-lee, suhm-er-uh-] /səˈmɛər ə li, ˈsʌm ər ə-/
in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway.
without notice; precipitately:
to be dismissed summarily from one's job.
Origin of summarily
1520-30; summary + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for summarily
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • It is long since a Government has been so summarily dismissed—regularly kicked out, in the simplest sense of that phrase.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • Proceedings were, however, summarily brought to a stop at this point.

    A Royal Prisoner Pierre Souvestre
  • Sharp came an order that Jews found with firearms or in conclave for non-religious purposes should be summarily shot.

    Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill
  • No, Mr. Ashley, she cried, summarily; a womans word is as weighty as a mans.

  • It has been sought thus to give all the schools over to the oral method, and summarily to drive out the sign language.

    The Deaf Harry Best
Word Origin and History for summarily

1520s, from summary + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for summarily

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for summarily

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for summarily