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.

Nearby words

  1. roundhouse,
  2. rounding,
  3. rounding error,
  4. roundish,
  5. roundlet,
  6. roundness,
  7. roundsman,
  8. roundtripping,
  9. roundup,
  10. roundwood

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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