vastly

adverb

Definition of vastly

: to a very great or vast degree or extent : exceedingly two people with vastly different tastes a vastly more powerful bomb But bluff and bravado … won against potential enemies who vastly outnumbered him.— David Gilmour It was the most eclectic—yet also vastly entertaining—evening of dance I have seen in a long time.— Rita Felciano

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While smiles and pleasantries will likely be in abundance, the two men have vastly different stances on the environment. NBC News, "Trump's tea with Prince Charles could get awkward over the environment," 3 June 2019 Over the past few decades, the styling options for crop tops have vastly improved. Glamour, "How to Wear a Crop Top Anywhere, Anytime," 13 May 2019 By the turn of the century, the adverse effects of using arsenic tint were widely exposed, color technology had vastly improved, and the practice (thankfully) grew out of fashion. Whitney Robinson, ELLE Decor, "The Best Shade of Green is Actually Named for a Deadly Poison," 26 Apr. 2019 Chrome's integrated password manager is vastly superior to Edge's. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Report: Microsoft is scrapping Edge, switching to just another Chrome clone," 4 Dec. 2018 Both hangouts have vastly different characters crowding the streets on a Saturday night, but both were revitalized in recent years with their heritage in mind. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "As Homebuyers Flock In, Fort Worth Embraces its Cowtown Reputation," 17 Jan. 2019 The end result is a tube with an interior striker, vastly different than a traditional striker on the outside. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "A 93-Foot Tribute to United 93: The "Tower of Voices" 9/11 Memorial," 6 Sep. 2018 Nor does the ability to process payments in Vietnam smooth transactions in Brazil or in Nigeria, with their vastly different banking and regulatory systems. The Economist, "Chinese and US tech giants go at it in emerging markets," 5 July 2018 Now, the Royals appear to be taking a vastly different approach. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Explaining — not endorsing — what the Royals are doing in rebuilding the franchise," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of vastly

1598, in the meaning defined above

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