doubly

adverb
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

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for doubly

Synonyms

double, twice, twofold

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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

Recent Examples on the Web

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 Done properly, the moist, hydrated slices would have made the sandwich a doubly thick, mile-high monster. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Slainté! Sanfording at The Sullivan is trad and true ... and pretty tasty," 4 June 2019 This whole thing is doubly ironic, given that land-basing is what got Putin into this problem to begin with. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "As a Key Arms-Control Treaty Is Set to Die, Russia Threatens to Target U.S. with New Nukes," 20 Feb. 2019 The South Korean company feels the smartphone strain doubly, as a handset maker and a components supplier to many rivals, including Apple. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "The Big Hangup: Why the Future Is Not Just Your Phone," 12 Jan. 2019 This year, the juxtaposition was especially—and doubly—jarring. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "California’s Tech Titans Fight Fires of Their Own," 16 Nov. 2018 This is doubly true if Republicans somehow succeed in this case. Ezra Klein, Vox, "The Republican strategy to pass Medicare-for-all continues.," 15 Dec. 2018 This goes doubly for a movie in which much of the action takes place undersea alongside battle-ready sharks. Vanessa Chow, Glamour, "Amber Heard Is Nobody’s Victim," 27 Nov. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'doubly.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of doubly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about doubly

Statistics for doubly

Last Updated

18 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for doubly

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for doubly

doubly

adverb

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

doubly

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

Kids Definition of doubly

: to two times the amount or degree doubly glad

More from Merriam-Webster on doubly

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with doubly

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for doubly

Comments on doubly

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

WORD OF THE DAY

incapable of being surmounted or overcome

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!