roundly

adverb round·ly \ ˈrau̇n(d)-lē \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of roundly

1 a : 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

  1. Her leadership is roundly praised.

  2. She roundly criticized the plan.

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First Known Use of roundly

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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ROUNDLY Defined for English Language Learners

roundly

Definition of roundly for English Language Learners

  • : thoroughly or completely

  • : by nearly everyone

  • : using plain or strong language



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