roundly

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 condemned the shooting...

Liz Davies took the issue to the party but was roundly defeated.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roundly — [round′lē] adv. 1. in a round form; circularly, spherically, etc. 2. in a round manner; specif., a) vigorously, bluntly, severely, etc. [he was roundly rebuked] b) fully; completely and thoroughly …   English World dictionary

  • roundly — index wholly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • roundly — ► ADVERB 1) in a vehement, emphatic, or thorough manner. 2) in a circular or roughly circular shape …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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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