roundly

adverb
round·ly | \ˈrau̇n(d)-lē \

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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Teammates roundly praised Orpik's toughness in staying in the game. Adam Kilgore, chicagotribune.com, "Brooks Orpik returns after brutal hit, prompting scrutiny of NHL concussion protocol," 3 June 2018 Cincinnati Will Hernandez, G, Texas El-Paso There was a time when suggesting a couple of guards could be drafted ahead of the first OT would get your mock roundly mocked. Les Bowen, Philly.com, "Les Bowen's 2018 NFL mock draft," 24 Apr. 2018 No one is taken less seriously, no one so roundly mocked for their emotions and obsessions, than a teenage girl. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "‘Flower’ proves how hard it is to write a teenage girl," 22 Mar. 2018 But the panelists—all of them current or former university presidents—roundly disagree with the contention that colleges and universities in the U.S. should be restricted to those who live in the country. Alia Wong, The Atlantic, "Should America’s Universities Stop Taking So Many International Students?," 28 June 2018 House Democrats also roundly disagreed with those findings. Washington Post, latimes.com, "Russia favored Trump in 2016, Senate panel says, breaking with House GOP," 16 May 2018 House Democrats, who roundly disagreed with the House GOP’s findings, praised the Senate Intelligence Committee’s conclusions. Karoun Demirjian, BostonGlobe.com, "Russia favored Trump in 2016, Senate panel says, breaking with House GOP," 16 May 2018 House Democrats also roundly disagreed with those findings. Author: Karoun Demirjian, Anchorage Daily News, "Russia favored Trump in 2016, Senate panel says, breaking with House GOP," 16 May 2018 House Democrats also roundly disagreed with those findings. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Russia favored Trump in 2016, Senate panel says, breaking with House GOP," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of roundly

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

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roundly

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of roundly

: thoroughly or completely

: by nearly everyone

: using plain or strong language

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