to a double measure or degree: to be doubly cautious.
in a double manner.
Obsolete. with duplicity.

Origin of doubly

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at double, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for doubly

double, twice, increased

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to or in a double degree, quantity, or measuredoubly careful
in two waysdoubly wrong
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Word Origin and History for doubly

late 14c., from double (adj.) + -ly (2).

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