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roundly

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adverb round·ly \ˈrau̇n(d)-lē\

Simple Definition of roundly

  • : thoroughly or completely

  • : by nearly everyone

  • : using plain or strong language

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of roundly

  1. 1 a :  in a complete or thorough manner :  thoroughly <roundly disliked> <roundly satisfying> b :  by nearly everyone :  widely <roundly praised>

  2. 2 :  in a plainspoken manner :  bluntly <told them roundly they would get no help>

  3. 3 :  with vigor or asperity <roundly attacked the plan>

Examples of roundly in a sentence

  1. Her leadership is roundly praised.

  2. She roundly criticized the plan.



15th Century

First Known Use of roundly

15th century



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