What does squarely mean?

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ˈskwɛər lisquare·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squarely, forthrightly, forthright(adverb)

    directly and without evasion; not roundabout

    "to face a problem squarely"; "the responsibility lies squarely with them"; "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"

  2. squarely, square(adverb)

    in a straight direct way

    "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me"

  3. squarely, square(adverb)

    firmly and solidly

    "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"

  4. squarely, square(adverb)

    in a square shape

    "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square"

  5. squarely, foursquare, straightforwardly(adverb)

    with firmness and conviction; without compromise

    "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues"


  1. squarely(Adverb)

    in the shape of a square; at right angles

  2. squarely(Adverb)

    firmly and solidly

  3. squarely(Adverb)

    in a direct, straightforward and honest manner

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squarely(adverb)

    in a square form or manner

How to pronounce squarely?

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How to say squarely in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squarely in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squarely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of squarely in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    What we look squarely in the eye rarely bites us in the butt.

  2. Jason Cone:

    Our core competency is not squarely at the center of the agenda.

  3. Lawyer Walter Ruiz:

    The appearance of unlawful influence is squarely upon these commissions.

  4. Sally Langston:

    America’s truth seeking freedom missiles are squarely locked on their target, you, Mr. President, I see you sir.

  5. Peter Micek:

    The burden falls squarely on Apple to justify blocking global updates to Telegram, a hugely popular messaging app.

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  • carrément, d'équerreFrench
  • határozottanHungarian
  • определённо, твёрдо, непосредственноRussian

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