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

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Synonyms for doubly

Synonyms

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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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 Serge Ibaka's basket was originally counted and then waved off by the referees, and the reversal was doubly painful as Love buried a 3-pointer to put the Cavs ahead by 13. Tom Withers, Houston Chronicle, "LeBron James hits buzzer-beater to down Raptors," 6 May 2018 Serge Ibaka’s basket was originally counted and then waved off by the referees, and the reversal was doubly painful as Love buried a 3-pointer to put the Cavs ahead by 13. New York Times, "N.B.A. Playoffs: LeBron James Beats Raptors at the Buzzer," 5 May 2018 The staff are sincere; the interiors, a mixture of hague blue walls, teal and grey velvet upholstery, all doubly highlighted through a clever use of mirrors. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "These Are the World’s Sexiest Bedrooms, According to Two Globe-Trotters Who Would Know," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of doubly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

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