roundly

[ round-lee ]
/ ˈraʊnd li /

adverb

in a round manner.
vigorously or briskly.
outspokenly, severely, or unsparingly.
completely or fully.
in round numbers or in a vague or general way.

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Origin of roundly

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at round1, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for roundly

roundly
/ (ˈraʊndlɪ) /

adverb

frankly, bluntly, or thoroughlyto be roundly criticized
in a round manner or so as to be round
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