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Synonyms for directly
dɪˈrɛkt li, daɪ-di·rect·ly

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. directlyadverb


  2. directlyadverb

    As soon as.

    He drove directly to the office, and didn't stop off at the petrol station.


  3. directlyadverb

    I'm sick of asking you to fire him, I'll just do it directly.


  4. directlyadverb


  5. directlyadverb

    It's directly across the street


  6. directlyadverb

    He told me directly that he'd cheated on me, and how sorry he was for it.


  7. directlyadverb


  8. directlyadverb

    We'll go to the store directly, but first I need to finish sweeping.


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. directly

    The strong and general human tendency to procrastination is shown in the progressive weakening of the various words in this group. Immediately primarily signifies without the intervention of anything as a medium, hence without the intervention of any, even the briefest, interval or lapse of time. By and by, which was once a synonym, has become an antonym of immediately, meaning at some (perhaps remote) future time. Directly, which once meant with no intervening time, now means after some little while; presently no longer means in this very present, but before very long. Even immediately is sliding from its instantaneousness, so that we are fain to substitute at once, instantly, etc., when we would make promptness emphatic. Right away and right off are vigorous conversational expressions in the United States.

    at once, forthwith, immediately, instanter, instantly, now, presently, right away, right off, straightway, this instant, without delay

    after a while, by and by, hereafter, in the future, some time

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. directly

    straightly, straightway, immediately, undeviatingly, at once, promptly, quickly, instantly

    indirectly, by-and-by, interveniently

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. directly, straight, directadverb

    without deviation

    "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"

    at once, straightaway, now, like a shot, straight off, direct, flat, straight, right away, instantly, immediately, forthwith


  2. directlyadverb

    without anyone or anything intervening

    "these two factors are directly related"; "he was directly responsible"; "measured the physical properties directly"

    at once, straightaway, now, like a shot, straight off, direct, flat, straight, right away, instantly, immediately, forthwith


  3. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shotadverb

    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!"

    now, at one time, straight, at present, like a shot, instantly, instantaneously, in a flash, at once, outright, nowadays, at a time, today, direct, forthwith, promptly, straight off, straightaway, right away, flat, immediately


  4. directly, flat, straightadverb

    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"

    at once, straightaway, now, like a shot, straight off, direct, flat, straight, right away, instantly, immediately, forthwith


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. directlyadjective

    in a straight line, in a straight course

  2. directlyadjective

    expressly, absolutely, unambiguously, openly, without circumlocution

  3. directlyadjective

    immediately, quickly, promptly, speedily, soon, presently, forthwith, instantly, INSTANTER, in a short time, without delay

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. directlyadverb

    diametrically, immediately

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "directly":

    direct, straight, immediately, squarely, first-hand, immediate, outright

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  1. Bobby Jindal:

    I know he loves to wage war on transfat and he loves to apologize for America and criticize Christians, i'd like to hear him say very directly that Islam's got a problem, that problem is radical Islam.

  2. Greg Lukianoff:

    Britain is in a dead spring trying to catch up to American universities, and the problem is that [the U.S.] is protected by the First Amendment and they’re not, it’s hard to directly compare to the U.K., but is there a problem there? Yes. Absolutely.

  3. Ernesto Araujo:

    So even if we assume that CO2 emissions directly control temperature, which the computer models do not show, Brazil is not the culprit.

  4. Mark McClellan:

    His administration has not proposed directly reducing Medicare Advantage benefits or increasing beneficiary payments.

  5. Constantin Stanislavski:

    The direct effect on our mind is achieved by the words, the text, the thought, which arouse consideration. Our will is directly affected by the super-objective, by other objectives, by a through line of action. Our feelings are directly worked upon by tempo-rhythm.

Translations for directly

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  • непосредствено, веднага, директно, точно, прякоBulgarian
  • directamentCatalan, Valencian
  • přímoCzech
  • unmittelbar, gerade, direktGerman
  • rekte, direkteEsperanto
  • directamenteSpanish
  • به طور مستقیمPersian
  • directementFrench
  • [[go]] [[díreach]]Irish
  • ուղիղ, ուղղակիArmenian
  • 直接Japanese
  • یه‌کسه‌رKurdish
  • eerlijk, dadelijk, zo, rechtuit, meteen, zodadelijk, direct, rechtstreeks, onomwonden, zondermeerDutch
  • diretamentePortuguese
  • непосре́дственно, ско́ро, без обиняко́в, напряму́ю, то́чно, че́стно, вско́ре, пря́мо, открове́нноRussian
  • direktSwedish
  • براہ راستUrdu

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