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adverb as in in direct way

adverb as in tediously

adverb as in completely

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On Elliott’s defense that the “as is” nature of the acquisition was not itself enough for the city attorney to raise any red flags, the auditor flatly disagreed.

Hogan said he knows that there are people who flatly oppose the coronavirus vaccines and are harder to convince.

"And in Montgomery, Kavanaugh wrote, "the Court flatly stated that 'Miller did not impose a formal fact-finding requirement' and added that 'a finding of fact regarding a child's incorrigibility .

Changing the minds of those still flatly refusing the vaccine is likely a harder sell.

Even if Schumer wants to do this today, Manchin said flatly after the election, “I will not vote to do that.”

When asked if she thought a new intifada might be taking shape, she said flatly, “all the indications” are there.

Reuters, for instance, reported flatly: “Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet.”

She claimed the children were “confused, had nothing to say, or flatly denied that anything had happened to them.”

In the interview, Nakamoto flatly denied being the creator of Bitcoin.

The authorities have flatly denied using live cartridges, stating that their rifles have only been loaded with rubber bullets.

The men dropped the crowbars they had brought, and said flatly that they were not going to risk their throats in that devil's den.

Loyal Protestants refused it, therefore; flatly declined, though bidden and again bidden.

He faced the fact flatly and with the cool consideration of an uninterested counsellor.

Nelson now flatly refused obedience, on the ground of the local requirements in his part of the field.

"You mean that with all your infinite wisdom you can't do it," I accused flatly.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flatly, such as: absolutely, categorically, emphatically, firmly, unequivocally, and unconditionally.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.