an·​swer·​ing·​ly | \-li\

Definition of answeringly 

1 : in answer

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First Known Use of answeringly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for answeringly

Middle English, from answering (present participle of answeren) + -ly

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