Roundly Round"ly, adv. 1. In a round form or manner. [1913 Webster]

2. Openly; boldly; peremptorily; plumply. [1913 Webster]

He affirms everything roundly. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. Briskly; with speed. --locke. [1913 Webster]

Two of the outlaws walked roundly forward. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

4. Completely; vigorously; in earnest. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Without regard to detail; in gross; comprehensively; generally; as, to give numbers roundly. [1913 Webster]

In speaking roundly of this period. --H. Morley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • roundly — adverb Date: 15th century 1. a. in a complete or thorough manner ; thoroughly < roundly disliked > < roundly satisfying > b. by nearly everyone ; widely < roundly praised > 2. in a plainspoken …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • roundly — [[t]ra͟ʊndli[/t]] ADV GRADED: usu ADV before v If you are roundly condemned or criticized, you are condemned or criticized forcefully or by many people. If you are roundly defeated, you are defeated completely. Political leaders have roundly… …   English dictionary

  • roundly — adv. 1 bluntly, in plain language, severely (was roundly criticized; told them roundly that he refused). 2 in a thoroughgoing manner (go roundly to work). 3 in a circular way (swells out roundly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • roundly — round|ly [ˈraundli] adv roundly condemn/criticize etc to ↑condemn, criticize etc someone strongly and severely ▪ All the major political parties roundly condemned the attack …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • roundly — adverb roundly condemn/criticize etc criticize someone strongly and severely: All the major parties roundly condemned the attack …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • roundly — adv. Roundly is used with these verbs: ↑condemn, ↑criticize, ↑curse, ↑defeat, ↑denounce, ↑reject …   Collocations dictionary

  • roundly — round|ly [ raundli ] adverb in a strong and clear way: The police tactics were roundly condemned by protest organizers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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