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adverb (1)

plump·​ly ˈpləm-plē How to pronounce plumply (audio)
: in a plump way
a plumply pretty girl


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adverb (2)

: in a wholehearted manner and without hesitation or circumlocution : forthrightly

Word History


Adverb (2)

plump entry 3

First Known Use

Adverb (1)

1611, in the meaning defined above

Adverb (2)

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plumply was in 1611


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Cite this Entry

“Plumply.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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