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Synonyms for directly
dɪˈrɛkt li, daɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. directly, straight, direct(adverb)

    without deviation

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

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

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  2. directly(adverb)

    without anyone or anything intervening

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

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

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  3. 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!"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  4. 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"

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

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

Wiktionary

  1. directly(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  2. directly(adverb)

    As soon as.

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

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  3. directly(adverb)

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

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  4. directly(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  5. directly(adverb)

    It's directly across the street

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  6. directly(adverb)

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

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  7. directly(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

  8. directly(adverb)

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

    Antonyms:
    indirectly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. directly

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

    Antonyms:
    indirectly, by-and-by, interveniently

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. directly(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    in a straight line, in a straight course

  2. directly(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    expressly, absolutely, unambiguously, openly, without circumlocution

  3. directly(ad.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. directly(adv)

    Synonyms:
    diametrically, immediately

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use directly in a sentence?

  1. Philip Nimoityn:

    Hiccups can be precipitated by a lot of factors, including various stresses, and so can atrial fibrillation. It’s possible that whatever set off one set off the other, but they are not necessarily directly related.

  2. President Petro Poroshenko:

    These aren't elections, they're not free, they will not meet the standards of the OSCE. This directly and severely contradicts the Minsk agreements.

  3. Stephen Townsend:

    This highlights the malign influence of Russian mercenaries acting to influence the outcome of the civil war in Libya, and who are directly responsible for the recent and sharp increase in fighting, casualties and destruction around Tripoli.

  4. Will Allison:

    Ours was the first rule to directly regulate methane.

  5. Brian Kolski:

    Heavy metal exposure can be directly toxic to heart muscle, [It] can also cause problems with electrolytes. Anything that causes a derangement in electrolytes can cause heart palpitations.


Translations for directly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • непосредствено, точно, пряко, директно, веднагаBulgarian
  • directamentCatalan, Valencian
  • přímoCzech
  • direkt, gerade, unmittelbarGerman
  • direkte, rekteEsperanto
  • directamenteSpanish
  • directementFrench
  • [[go]] [[díreach]]Irish
  • ուղղակի, ուղիղArmenian
  • 直接Japanese
  • یه‌کسه‌رKurdish
  • eerlijk, dadelijk, rechtuit, zondermeer, onomwonden, direct, meteen, zo, zodadelijk, rechtstreeksDutch
  • diretamentePortuguese
  • ско́ро, открове́нно, пря́мо, вско́ре, че́стно, то́чно, напряму́ю, без обиняко́в, непосре́дственноRussian
  • direktSwedish
  • براہ راستUrdu

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