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roundly

[round-lee] /ˈraʊnd li/
adverb
1.
in a round manner.
2.
vigorously or briskly.
3.
outspokenly, severely, or unsparingly.
4.
completely or fully.
5.
in round numbers or in a vague or general way.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see round1, -ly
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  • Franken was roundly criticized by many media outlets for being so serious at this press conference.
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  • Representing a rival faction from an awkward merger, he is roundly criticized for his aloof management style.
  • The rebels and the government are roundly condemned.
British Dictionary definitions for roundly

roundly

/ˈraʊndlɪ/
adverb
1.
frankly, bluntly, or thoroughly: to be roundly criticized
2.
in a round manner or so as to be round
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