Definition of doubly in English:



  • 1[often as submodifier] To twice the normal extent or degree; especially:

    ‘we're going to have to work doubly hard’
    • ‘It is doubly disingenuous to claim that problems with security make elections difficult.’
    • ‘This circumstance makes this most recent vote doubly frustrating.’
    • ‘How he had managed it was a mystery to her, since she was doubly inhibited by his more natural manners.’
    • ‘African American authors found themselves doubly disadvantaged by the literary restrictions of the pastoral.’
    • ‘A lie is insulting; an obvious lie is doubly insulting.’
    • ‘This pairing of old and new was doubly provocative.’
    • ‘Her daughter recently made her a grandmother, making the income from the packing job doubly important at the time.’
    • ‘When squandered on decadence, wealth doubly harms the under-resourced.’
    • ‘I am doubly grateful, therefore, that he is here, in spite of considerable personal inconvenience.’
    • ‘Searcy, 30, also is in negotiations with the team on a new contract, making the 2000 season doubly important for him.’
    • ‘For Mozambique, a country with a wafer-thin economy, the disaster is doubly cruel.’
    • ‘Indeed, they would be doubly nervous if they believed Ahern really was adopting such a laidback approach.’
    • ‘Thankfully, they laughed about it, so from then on we made doubly sure we kept her secure.’
    • ‘And if there are children by then, it will be doubly painful.’
    • ‘The fact that President Chen appeared to give his tacit consent to such an action is doubly worrying.’
    • ‘The Indian marksmen will have to be doubly prepared then to ensure that they grab a few quota places themselves.’
    • ‘Branch is now doubly determined to set an example with the armband after gaining a reputation as the quiet man of the side.’
    • ‘The Army had been doubly embarrassed by the Dugway sheep kill of March 1968.’
    • ‘Fiction has no responsibility to the truth and art doubly so.’
    • ‘If we happen to be in a drought condition, all fire precautions are doubly necessary.’
    twice as, as ... again, in double measure, in two ways, for two
    even more, especially, extra
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    1. 1.1 Two times or in two ways:
      ‘doubly mutant cells’
      • ‘He believes that, in general, plans of this nature in built-up areas should be doubly scrutinised.’
      • ‘Tax was doubly regressive.’
      • ‘This is not really a solution as they are doubly victimised, activists feel.’
      • ‘The Saltburn trainer is doubly represented in this two-miler and Mental Pressure is preferred to her other runner, Foundry Lane.’
      • ‘The quartz occurred as slender water-clear crystals to 1 cm in length; many are doubly terminated.’
      • ‘To award prejudgment interest would be to doubly compensate SWRI.’
      • ‘The applicant was a doubly incontinent tetraplegic lady living in a nursing home in the west country.’
      • ‘They are usually suffering from some form of dementia, have had strokes, heart attacks, or are doubly incontinent.’
      • ‘The calculation of the tunneling probability can be carried out by considering a doubly stochastic process.’
      • ‘He was therefore doubly handicapped because of his unacceptable accent and military expertise.’
      • ‘In this light, Mexico is doubly culpable.’
      • ‘Although the electric leads to the exciter were doubly shielded, they nonetheless picked up energy at 60 Hz.’
      • ‘For example, the one on linked lists discusses singularly linked lists, doubly linked lists and circular lists.’
      • ‘Doubly terminated crystals are not uncommon.’
      • ‘Our second goal was to measure interference by assaying the number of doubly recombinant chromosomes.’
      • ‘Doubly or triply charged ions were selected for product ion spectra.’
      • ‘These animals, like us, are doubly genomic.’
      • ‘Haesu is likewise doubly affected: first, as a victim of imperialists ' gambling and again because of her husband's gambling.’
      • ‘In this sense the spectator is doubly positioned as an onlooker outside the text.’
      • ‘Doubly uniparental inheritance (DUI) is a common mode of mitochondrial DNA transmission in bivalves.’