Definition of roundly in English:

roundly

adverb

  • 1In a vehement or emphatic manner:

    ‘the latest attacks have been roundly condemned by campaigners for peace’
    • ‘This was in the notorious letter to Michelangelo, published in 1550, in which the writer roundly denounced the pagan profanity and immoderate artistic license of the painting.’
    • ‘This practice was roundly condemned by the World Medical Association and prohibited in 1994.’
    • ‘The power of common criminals is roundly condemned.’
    • ‘The Nyoirin Kannon's colorful designs and cut gold-leaf patterns have been carefully studied and roundly praised in the literature.’
    • ‘The closure was roundly condemned by many human rights organisations but they all knew their complaints would have no effect on policy.’
    • ‘New Left radicals roundly condemned liberals in the 1960s for their reluctance to take sides.’
    • ‘These changes were all too evident to Dover merchants who roundly cursed the valuable time lost avoiding mud shoals and awaiting successive high tides to navigate past shallow spots.’
    • ‘Some fans roundly criticized the studio for that decision.’
    • ‘He also roundly attacks the effects of mass immigration into Britain.’
    • ‘When she came on to say that the set had come to its conclusion, she was roundly booed, making it abundantly clear that this night could have gone on forever.’
    • ‘The 1.0 standard - which is ludicrously vague and incomplete, but includes code samples - is roundly criticized, if not ridiculed, by every knowledgeable person who reviews it.’
    • ‘The show is to be roundly applauded for re-creating Sam Mendes's 1993 London production, even if with some diminishment.’
    • ‘The Chief Pilot of KLM, who landed at Barton in January, inspected the aerodrome and condemned it roundly.’
    • ‘I had better stop here with my recommended additions or I might be roundly accused of criticizing the author for not writing the book I had envisioned rather than the book he chose to write.’
    • ‘The actor has been roundly criticised for his work for years, but here he's on top form.’
    • ‘This decision was roundly attacked by Californian senators at the time, who stood up for the Hollywood film industry.’
    • ‘Companies like his - who were roundly criticised in the CABE report - are getting the green light where better ideas are routinely vetoed.’
    • ‘Last year, they roundly condemned the growing practice of fingerprinting school children as part of cost cutting projects to ‘automate’ school libraries.’
    • ‘Airline executives roundly blame their losses on too much capacity, arguing that they can't boost airfares to cover their costs because there's always someone willing to offer bargain ticket prices.’
    • ‘When it comes down to threats of physical violence against people who are doing their jobs, that is something we roundly condemn.’
    sharply, soundly, fiercely, scathingly, savagely
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    1. 1.1 So thoroughly as to leave no doubt:
      ‘the army was roundly beaten’
      • ‘He roundly dismissed any analogy between the Algerian war and the Iraqi occupation.’
      • ‘No one seriously doubts that the citizenship provision adopted in 1998 has been roundly abused and should be changed.’
      • ‘Credit Petty, though, for recognizing both Hart's draw and his limitations, and for creating a roundly entertaining show around him.’
      • ‘The computer manufacturer is getting roundly spanked in a fierce price war during a market slowdown.’
      • ‘A bit of spangle and the dreariest band gets to count the raves on a hundred adoring hands, even if their records are then roundly ignored.’
      • ‘But that data is roundly ignored abroad, and CSOs of multinationals are likely to find that their foreign counterparts are unenthusiastic about instituting a workplace violence program.’
      • ‘‘The things I've stood for have been roundly defeated,’ he writes.’
      • ‘Levitt acknowledges that years after the commission's ‘best practices’ recommendations were made, they were roundly ignored by many of the biggest firms.’
      • ‘The problem now, as Classic FM has roundly demonstrated by forcing Radio 3 to follow its example, is that muzak has become a powerful source of cultural corruption.’
      • ‘The original script of the film had been roundly rejected.’
      • ‘For Hewitt, the violent, uncompromising quality of the natural world is roundly exposed and its exposition has left the poet's perceptions irrevocably altered.’
      • ‘In May, the House roundly rejected two major voucher bills, but as new proposals spring up, advocates on both sides continue to lobby around the issue.’
      • ‘What lends it such transcendence - beyond the graceful direction and editing and the roundly marvelous and affecting performances - is how easily it incorporates its greater themes.’
      • ‘He was roundly defeated not only where the Treasury could exert its influence, but also in the larger, more open constituencies where public opinion mattered.’
      • ‘Others point out that the argument that a manufacturer can't be responsible for people knowingly abusing its product was roundly overturned in the tobacco courts in recent years.’
      • ‘He is no gangster stereotype at all: he's tough, ruthless, vain, and stylish to a fault, but somehow also roundly human, capable of love and vulnerability.’
      • ‘The author roundly silenced his critics when the densely illustrated, alliterative animal alphabet book sold 1.3 million copies worldwide.’
      utterly, completely, totally, thoroughly, decisively, conclusively, heavily, soundly
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    2. 1.2 Too plainly for politeness; bluntly:
      ‘she told him roundly to get to the point’
      • ‘When he didn't like a manuscript he said so more roundly than a nervous author wanted.’
      • ‘Indeed, he was roundly told off by Noel's father, who threatened to tell his mother about his lies!’
      vehemently, emphatically, fiercely, forcefully, sharply, bitterly, severely
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  • 2So as to form a circular or roughly circular shape:

    ‘he was a middle-aged, roundly built man’

Pronunciation:

roundly

/ˈraʊn(d)li/