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Synonyms for squarely
ˈskwɛər lisquare·ly

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  1. squarely, forthrightly, forthrightadverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    forthright, square, forthrightly, foursquare, straightforwardly

  2. squarely, squareadverb

    in a straight direct way

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

    Synonyms:
    forthright, square, forthrightly, foursquare, straightforwardly

  3. squarely, squareadverb

    firmly and solidly

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

    Synonyms:
    forthright, square, forthrightly, foursquare, straightforwardly

  4. squarely, squareadverb

    in a square shape

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

    Synonyms:
    forthright, square, forthrightly, foursquare, straightforwardly

  5. squarely, foursquare, straightforwardlyadverb

    with firmness and conviction; without compromise

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

    Synonyms:
    forthright, square, forthrightly, foursquare, straightforwardly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "squarely":

    directly

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How to use squarely in a sentence?

  1. Mark Steward:

    Regulators need open communication with firms so that better decisions can be made sooner. Mr Macris should have explained the position more squarely, especially when he knew the synthetic credit portfolio’s losses had worsened.

  2. Vince Lombardi:

    The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules - but to win. And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline.

  3. Geoff Burgan:

    If Roe is overturned, this fight will move squarely into the states.

  4. Simon Tilford:

    So the burden of adjustment... falls squarely on labor, basically on cutting labor costs, that, politically, is a precarious basis for a currency.

  5. Rob Bonta:

    Those are felonies. There are more than enough tools in the California criminal justice toolbox to charge them as such and hold the folks accountable, these fit squarely within the organized retail crime statutes in the state of California where people are acting in concert with one or more people to exchange or return or sell what they steal.


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

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