Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

doubly

play
adverb dou·bly \ˈdə-b(ə-)lē\

Simple Definition of doubly

  • : much more than usual or previously : to a much higher degree than usual

  • : in two ways : for two reasons

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of doubly

  1. 1 :  in a twofold manner

  2. 2 :  to twice the degree <doubly glad> <doubly frustrating>

Examples of doubly in a sentence

  1. Her grades and musical talent make her parents doubly proud of her.

  2. <we were doubly certain of her guilt after we read the article in the newspaper>



15th Century

First Known Use of doubly

15th century

Rhymes with doubly


DOUBLY Defined for Kids

doubly

play
adverb dou·bly \ˈdə-blē\

Definition of doubly for Students

  1. :  to two times the amount or degree <doubly glad>




Learn More about doubly


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up doubly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by grandiloquent style

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

soothe disapprove perplex reduce
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ