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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. 2018

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double, twice, increased

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British Dictionary definitions for doubly


  1. to or in a double degree, quantity, or measuredoubly careful
  2. 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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