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[south-west-werd-lee; Nautical sou-west-werd-lee]
adjective, adverb
  1. toward or from the southwest.
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Origin of southwestwardly

First recorded in 1790–1800; southwestward + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for southwestwardly

Historical Examples

  • That is, he travelled from the Quivira province, in the present Kansas, southwestwardly to Mexico.

    Original Narratives of Early American History

    Vaca and Others

  • The people and strength of America are evidently bearing southwardly, and southwestwardly.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4

    American Anti-Slavery Society