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roundly

[round-lee]
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adverb
  1. in a round manner.
  2. vigorously or briskly.
  3. outspokenly, severely, or unsparingly.
  4. completely or fully.
  5. 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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  • He said roundly: "No, I shan't; I knew it would be a failure."

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Nancy made a cry of alarm, took the hood out of his hand, and scolded him roundly.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Hogan replied by roundly cursing the coat and his own lucklessness.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • "You ought to have them taught you with a stick," he had told her roundly, on the last occasion.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • A paradox this to Maimon, and roundly denied as impossible when he first heard of it.


British Dictionary definitions for roundly

roundly

adverb
  1. frankly, bluntly, or thoroughlyto be roundly criticized
  2. in a round manner or so as to be round
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