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!"
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
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"
As soon as.
He drove directly to the office, and didn't stop off at the petrol station.
I'm sick of asking you to fire him, I'll just do it directly.
It's directly across the street
He told me directly that he'd cheated on me, and how sorry he was for it.
We'll go to the store directly, but first I need to finish sweeping.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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- 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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