Definitions for directly

Definitions for (adv) directly

Main entry: now, directly, immediately, instantly, forthwith, like a shot, straight off, straightaway, at once, right away

Definition: without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

Usage: he answered immediately; found an answer straightaway; an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith; Come here now!

Main entry: direct, directly, straight

Definition: without deviation

Usage: the path leads directly to the lake; went direct to the office

Main entry: flat, directly, straight

Definition: in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly

Usage: he didn't answer directly; told me straight out; came out flat for less work and more pay

Main entry: directly

Definition: without anyone or anything intervening

Usage: these two factors are directly related; he was directly responsible; measured the physical properties directly

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