dou·​bly | \ ˈdə-b(ə-)lē How to pronounce doubly (audio) \

Definition of doubly

1 : in a twofold manner
2 : to twice the degree doubly glad doubly frustrating
3 : in two ways : for two reasons The gentle rain was a doubly good thing because it washed the pollen off our cars.— Glynn Moore

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Her grades and musical talent make her parents doubly proud of her. we were doubly certain of her guilt after we read the article in the newspaper
Recent Examples on the Web In general, a company’s size tends to correlate with the generosity of its leave policies, and doubly so for tech and financial giants that compete to recruit and retain talent. Christian Kreznar, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 That’s doubly so for an artist whose crystal-clear thinking could translate so sharply into action. Globe Staff,, 17 Mar. 2021 This is not a good matchup for the Lions, and doubly so with all their injuries. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, 20 Dec. 2020 And women in factories trying to keep operations going have been hit doubly as hard. Madeline Janis, Forbes, 21 May 2021 That might be doubly true for one’s podmates, who have had to become surrogates for all other relationships. Jancee Dunn, New York Times, 21 May 2021 That is doubly true about the Gaza War for both Jews and Palestinians. Sarah Moon And Stella Chan, CNN, 20 May 2021 Courtney said that was doubly true for the Underwood women. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 11 May 2021 Ripe with emotion, Season 2 was doubly strenuous for Boneta, who had to play the singer in his 20s and 30s. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of doubly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of doubly was in the 15th century

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18 Jun 2021

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“Doubly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of doubly

: much more than usual or previously : to a much higher degree than usual
: in two ways : for two reasons


dou·​bly | \ ˈdə-blē How to pronounce doubly (audio) \

Kids Definition of doubly

: to two times the amount or degree doubly glad

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