round·ly adverb \ˈrau̇n(d)-lē\
: thoroughly or completely
: by nearly everyone
: using plain or strong language
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
- Her leadership is roundly praised.
- She roundly criticized the plan.
First Known Use of ROUNDLY
Related to ROUNDLY
- dynamically, energetically, explosively, firmly, forcefully, forcibly, mightily, muscularly, powerfully, hard, stiffly, stoutly, strenuously, strongly, sturdily, vigorously
- feebly, gently, softly, weakly
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