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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Synonyms for doubly


double, twice, twofold

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Examples of doubly in a Sentence

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

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That’s doubly evident behind the gates of Castle Pines Village between Lone Tree and Castle Rock, where agents Louie and Melanie Lee will show you a walk-out ranch with features way beyond its cost. Mark Samuelson, The Denver Post, "What a difference a million dollars makes in a luxury ranch in Castle Pines, open Sunday, June 30," 28 June 2019 This is doubly true in the context of recent NBA history, which has taken on the feel of a space race. Robert O'connell, The Atlantic, "The Toronto Raptors Were Ready," 14 June 2019 Members and others connected to Felicity House say that women with autism can be doubly marginalized — because of their autism and because of their gender. Anna North, Vox, "“A place where you don’t need to translate yourself”," 24 June 2019 The Mississippi State-Auburn game was doubly interesting with the Bulldogs starting Brewers first-round draft choice Ethan Small. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Westosha Central product delivers game-winning hit in College World Series opener," 17 June 2019 For SpaceX, recovering the capsule from the ocean in good condition is doubly important because the company intends to use this vehicle for its in-flight abort test. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Here’s what SpaceX must do to win the commercial crew race," 8 Aug. 2018 That makes academic socialization—or discussing teens’ goals, values and educational plans for the future—doubly important. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Parents Volunteering at School Should Tailor Skills to Different Stages," 1 Aug. 2018 The prospect is doubly sad when the player in question is one of the sport’s most graceful. Robert O'connell, The Atlantic, "Kevin Durant’s Disastrous Comeback," 11 June 2019 As American strategy floundered, the operators served a useful cultural purpose: highlighting tactical victories and individual courage, made doubly and tragically heroic by politicians’ and strategists’ blunders. Adrian Bonenberger, The New Republic, "The Sum of All Beards," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of doubly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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