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 manner ; bluntly <
told them roundly they would get no help
>
3. with vigor or asperity <
roundly attacked the plan
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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