Synonyms and Antonyms of directly
1 in a direct line or course <we went directly to the site without stopping to pick up extra supplies> Synonyms dead, direct, due, plumb, plump, right, straight, straightway Phrases as the crow flies Near Antonyms circuitously, deviously, veeringly Antonyms indirectly
2 in an honest and direct manner <the instructor deals with her art students very directly, always telling them the plain truth> Synonyms straightforward, forthrightly, foursquare, plain, plainly, straight, straightforwardlyRelated Words baldly, bluffly, candidly, frankly, honestly, openheartedly, openly, unguardedly, unreservedly; artlessly, earnestly, simply, sincerely; abruptly, bluntly, brusquely, curtly, gruffly, point-blank, sharply; impolitely, inconsiderately, rudely, tactlessly; truthfully, veraciouslyNear Antonyms long-windedly, verbosely, wordily; civilly, courteously, diplomatically, politely, tactfully; deceitfully, mendaciously, untruthfully; erroneously, fallaciously, falsely, hypocritically, insincerely; ambiguously, circuitously, equivocally, evasively, indirectly
3 in the same words <quoted directly from the encyclopedia> Synonyms ad verbum, verbatim, exactly, word for wordRelated Words accurately, precisely; identically; literallyNear Antonyms basically, essentially, virtually; carelessly, freely, imprecisely, inaccurately, looselyAntonyms inexactly
4 without delay <in case of a medical emergency, do not try to contact your doctor but instead go directly to the hospital> Synonyms bang, immediately, forthwith, headlong, incontinently, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, PDQ, plumb, presently, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straight off, straightwayRelated Words away, freely; anon, momentarily, shortly, soon; apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; abruptly, presto, suddenly, unexpectedly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; exactly, opportunely, punctually, seasonablyNear Antonyms slowly; late, tardily
5 at or within a short time <dinner should be ready directly> Synonyms anon, before long, by and by, shortly, momentarily, presently, soonRelated Words forthwith, immediately, incontinently, instantaneously, instantly, now, promptly, pronto, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straightway
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