adverb round·ly \ˈran(d)-lē\

: thoroughly or completely

: by nearly everyone

: using plain or strong language

Full Definition of ROUNDLY

a :  in a complete or thorough manner :  thoroughly <roundly disliked> <roundly satisfying>
b :  by nearly everyone :  widely <roundly praised>
:  in a plainspoken manner :  bluntly <told them roundly they would get no help>
:  with vigor or asperity <roundly attacked the plan>

Examples of ROUNDLY

  1. Her leadership is roundly praised.
  2. She roundly criticized the plan.

First Known Use of ROUNDLY

15th century


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