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

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Examples of roundly in a Sentence

Her leadership is roundly praised. She roundly criticized the plan.
Recent Examples on the Web Prison officials have been roundly lambasted for circumstances around preventable outbreak at San Quentin. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Feb. 18-24, 2021," 3 Mar. 2021 Website Comfortably appointed at the north end of Brooklyn Heights, The Tillary is an upscale urban spot roundly considered one of the best hotels in Brooklyn. Kaye Toal, Travel + Leisure, "Brooklyn Travel Guide," 1 Mar. 2021 Following his win in the 2008 US Open, Woods wouldn't win another major championship until his roundly satisfying Masters victory in 2019, at the age of 45. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Tiger Woods made us realize it's ok to love an imperfect athlete," 25 Feb. 2021 Soon, the field roundly endorsed it, Harris included. Tiana Lowe, Washington Examiner, "Newsom pushes Californians to the brink," 25 Feb. 2021 The mask-wearing debate continues on social media despite many myths — such as masks causing health problems or violating constitutional rights — being roundly, and repeatedly, debunked. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Trump surgeon general initially dismissed mask-wearing, but then endorsed," 18 Feb. 2021 Harden, roundly despised by Warriors fans during his days in Houston and reviled for his classless exit, has resurfaced as a prince. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Despite their flaws, Nets are a team that bears watching," 12 Feb. 2021 Current plans call for Trump’s defense team — which was roundly criticized for its performance Tuesday, the first day of the trial — to make its case Friday and Saturday. Tim Darnell, ajc, "GOP senators say Trump trial could end this weekend as Dems make final case," 11 Feb. 2021 Then the only woman in the Senate, in 1950 Smith defied her Republican colleagues by delivering a speech roundly denouncing McCarthyism before McCarthy on the Senate floor. Zak Jason, Wired, "Joe Biden Has to Walk a Fine Line When Fighting Disinformation," 4 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of roundly

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

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6 Mar 2021

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“Roundly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of roundly

: thoroughly or completely
: by nearly everyone
: using plain or strong language

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