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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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
What Russia is doing is directly enabling ISIL.
That contributed directly to the refugee crisis.
Ours was the first rule to directly regulate methane.
It directly impacts our ability to recruit volunteers.
Unhappiness is directly proportional to our denial of reality
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Translations for directly
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- непосредствено, точно, пряко, директно, веднагаBulgarian
- directamentCatalan, Valencian
- direkt, gerade, unmittelbarGerman
- direkte, rekteEsperanto
- [[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
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