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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 for "directly":

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

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How to use directly in a sentence?

  1. Alejandro Soberon:

    It's a real surge of interest from women, it's directly related to the Netflix series. They answered and commented. At least in Mexico, it( the series) was widely successful.

  2. Margareta Wahlstrom:

    The memo seems like a message saying 'although U.N. sanctions do not affect people's lives directly, they affect the whole economy and people's livelihoods are getting worse. So wouldn't it be good if sanctions were eased?'.

  3. Justice Clarence Thomas:

    Religious liberty is about freedom of action in matters of religion generally, and the scope of that liberty is directly correlated to the civil restraints placed upon religious practice.

  4. Vice President Joe Biden:

    In thirty-six years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary — that the president does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them.

  5. Marc Siegel:

    There is no reason whatsoever to believe that the messenger-RNA vaccines, which do not contain any part of the virus itself, will cause any harm, they appear to be very well tolerated in all groups. PFIZER CA N'T SELL COVID-19 VACCINES DIRECTLY TO NY Dr. Gili Regev-Yochay, head of Sheba Medical Center’s Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit in Israel, said she is encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated the country sees more and more ICU admissions.


Translations for directly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • непосредствено, точно, пряко, директно, веднагаBulgarian
  • directamentCatalan, Valencian
  • přímoCzech
  • direkt, gerade, unmittelbarGerman
  • direkte, rekteEsperanto
  • directamenteSpanish
  • به طور مستقیمPersian
  • 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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