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.
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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
The solution to high drug prices is not just having the government spending more money. ... You need to look at prices, these proposals deal with price. They all directly affect price.
As the legislative process goes forward, the President and I believe that the American Health Care Act is the framework for reform. We're certainly open to improvements and recommendations in the legislative process, but this is the bill, and the President supports the American Health Care Act and looks forward to working very directly with the leadership of the House and Senate to move this bill.
These are the kinds of activities a company typically pays somebody on their staff to do, but in this case they're working directly with the governor and his staff to accomplish the goals of the company.
This is what we wanted and were waiting for, to sit with the U.S. directly and discuss the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.
This is going to leave widespread fear and damage in the community, you got businesses that are directly affected. You’ve got neighborhoods that are directly affected. You’ll have kids tonight coming home to a house where one or more of their parents are gone. This is pain that can last for generations.
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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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