• synonyms


  1. southerly.
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Origin of southernly

First recorded in 1585–95; southern + -ly
Related formssouth·ern·li·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for southernly

Historical Examples of southernly

  • Most southernly point of island, considered sacred by the Hindus.

    A Literary and Historical Atlas of Asia

    J. G. Bartholomew

  • It is eight in the morning, hot August; wind a mere lull, but southernly if any.

British Dictionary definitions for southernly


adjective, adverb
  1. a less common word for southerly
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