adverb \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


Next Word in the Dictionary: roundman
Previous Word in the Dictionary: round lot
All Words Near: roundly

Seen & Heard

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

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More