directly, straight, direct(adverb)
"the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
without anyone or anything intervening
"these two factors are directly related"; "he was directly responsible"; "measured the physical properties directly"
immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot(adverb)
without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
"he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
directly, flat, straight(adverb)
in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
"he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay"
in a direct manner; in a straight line or course.
He drove directly to the office, and didn't stop off at the petrol station.
in a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct means.
I'm sick of asking you to fire him, I'll just do it directly.
plainly, without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
It's directly across the street
He told me directly that he'd cheated on me, and how sorry he was for it.
soon; next; when it becomes convenient
We'll go to the store directly, but first I need to finish sweeping.
As soon as.
in a direct manner; in a straight line or course
in a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means
without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms
straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately
immediately after; as soon as
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In a direct manner.
They were joyous and the planned their wedding directly together and created a simple, amazing, fun and united party atmosphere easily with their loving intent.Submitted by MaryC on May 2, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'directly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1140
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'directly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2224
Rank popularity for the word 'directly' in Adverbs Frequency: #116
The numerical value of directly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of directly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of directly in a Sentence
They report directly to President Putin. Not every transaction that they do is political. But when Vladimir Putin wants to perform a political transaction, they will definitely do it, russia doesn't have a lot of tools to exercise political influence, and energy is the most efficient one.
We have every reason to believe Austin is alive, ... Recently, the U.S. State Department issued a statement saying they are in 'periodic direct contact' with the Syrian government regarding consular affairs, including Austin's situation. We think this is a good start. We are glad that the two governments are communicating directly, but more is needed.
It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment.
A lot of religious people also used the Bible to defend segregation, to defend slavery, i think religious freedom is so important and so crucial for all religions. LGBT people are worried they will directly be discriminated against.
The three things that create a lot of rain are moisture, lift and instability [ in the atmosphere ]. We have two of these with tropical weather and the third is the lift — provided by the mountains in this case, on the slopes that are facing the oncoming winds directly — which is a very local effect — can create localized areas of heavier rain.
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Translations for directly
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- непосредствено, точно, пряко, директно, веднагаBulgarian
- directamentCatalan, Valencian
- direkt, gerade, unmittelbarGerman
- direkte, rekteEsperanto
- به طور مستقیمPersian
- [[go]] [[díreach]]Irish
- ուղղակի, ուղիղArmenian
- eerlijk, dadelijk, rechtuit, zondermeer, onomwonden, direct, meteen, zo, zodadelijk, rechtstreeksDutch
- ско́ро, открове́нно, пря́мо, вско́ре, че́стно, то́чно, напряму́ю, без обиняко́в, непосре́дственноRussian
- براہ راستUrdu
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