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.

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When Keepers approached the Pasadena Host Lions in May 2018 about sponsoring a blind baseball team, club members roundly supported the idea. Sara Cardine,, "Blind, sighted lovers of America’s pastime take a swing at beep baseball," 13 June 2019 Hill’s comments have been roundly slammed by Democrats and Republicans alike. Gray Rohrer,, "Gov. Ron DeSantis backs condemnation of Rep. Mike Hill’s laughter about putting gay people to death," 4 June 2019 After aides roundly excoriated Democrats and journalists — two of Trump’s favorite targets — on morning news shows, the administration turned to welcoming Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House. Catherine Lucey, The Seattle Times, "Victory lap and accolades: Trump has, perhaps, best day ever," 26 Mar. 2019 Stitch Fix roundly beat expectations, reaching 3 million active clients. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "An Earnings Climb Buys Stitch Fix Time," 11 Mar. 2019 Those attributes were roundly rejected in this election. Kenneth F. Greene, Washington Post, "What’s next for Mexico? Here are 5 things you need to know.," 6 July 2018 On Monday, May postponed the UK Parliament vote on her unpopular Brexit deal, afraid that it would be roundly rejected. Jen Kirby, Vox, "The no-confidence vote against Theresa May, explained," 12 Dec. 2018 Its first choice, near Lake Merritt and Laney College, was roundly rejected by the Peralta Community College District, which owns the land. Kimberly Veklerov, San Francisco Chronicle, "A’s offer to purchase Coliseum site wins East Bay officials’ hearts," 26 Mar. 2018 That’s why conservative women running for office are roundly ignored and why the millions of women who want their representatives to embody anything other than progressive dogma are left without options in this female revolution. Alexandra Desanctis, National Review, "‘Women’s Movement’ Rejects Female Conservatives Running for Office," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of roundly

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

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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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