doubly

adverb dou·bly \ ˈdə-b(ə-)lē \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

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

Examples of doubly in a Sentence

  1. Her grades and musical talent make her parents doubly proud of her.

  2. we were doubly certain of her guilt after we read the article in the newspaper

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First Known Use of doubly

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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doubly Synonyms

Synonyms

double, twice, twofold;


DOUBLY Defined for English Language Learners

doubly

Definition of doubly for English Language Learners

  • : much more than usual or previously : to a much higher degree than usual

  • : in two ways : for two reasons


DOUBLY Defined for Kids

doubly

adverb dou·bly \ ˈdə-blē \

Definition of doubly for Students

: to two times the amount or degree
  • doubly glad


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