round·​ly | \ ˈrau̇n(d)-lē How to pronounce roundly (audio) \

Definition of roundly

1a : in a complete or thorough manner : thoroughly roundly disliked roundly satisfying
b : by nearly everyone : widely roundly praised
2 : in a plainspoken manner : bluntly told them roundly they would get no help
3 : with vigor or asperity roundly attacked the plan

Examples of roundly in a Sentence

Her leadership is roundly praised. She roundly criticized the plan.
Recent Examples on the Web The opinion was roundly criticized by environmental advocates and scientists who have been sounding the alarm that the world is running out of time to get the climate crisis under control. Rachel Ramirez And Taylor Romine, CNN, 1 July 2022 Mickelson apologized, but the remarks were roundly criticized and sponsors dropped him. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 7 June 2022 Republican lawmakers have roundly criticized the proposal. Katie Reilly, Time, 11 May 2022 The propaganda behind warfare: Russia has been roundly criticized for promoting falsehoods to justify the war with Ukraine, but the strategy has been employed by nations throughout history. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, 9 May 2022 The comedian's jokes were roundly criticized at the time as offensive to the LGBTQ community. NBC News, 29 Apr. 2022 But his impeachment vote was roundly jeered in his ruby-red district on the South Carolina coast. Marianna Sotomayor, Washington Post, 11 June 2022 But the Bruins’ decision to can Cassidy, who leaves with a .672 points percentage in the regular season and a 6-for-6 run of playoff appearances, was roundly bashed by fans and questioned by the media. Matt Porter,, 10 June 2022 Salgado's enthusiastic sentiments were roundly echoed by Jaimoe, a founding member and drummer of the Allman Brothers Band. Iris Dorbian, Forbes, 1 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of roundly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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4 Jul 2022

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“Roundly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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