adv.1.In a direct manner; in a straight line or course.
2.In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means.
3.Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
4.Exactly; just.
Stand you directly in Antonius' way.
- Shak.
5.Straightforwardly; honestly.
I have dealt most directly in thy affair.
- Shak.
6.Manifestly; openly.
Desdemona is directly in love with him.
- Shak.
7.Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately.
8.Immediately after; as soon as.
Directly he stopped, the coffin was removed.
- Dickens.
Directly proportional
(Math.) proportional in the order of the terms; increasing or decreasing together, and with a constant ratio; - opposed to inversely proportional.
Adv.1.directly - without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
Synonyms: direct, straight
2.directly - without anyone or anything intervening; "these two factors are directly related"; "he was directly responsible"; "measured the physical properties directly"
3.directly - without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
4.directly - in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay"
Synonyms: straight, flat
indirectly - not in a forthright manner; "he answered very indirectly"
PDQ, absolutely, after a while, all joking aside, anon, apace, at once, before long, betimes, bluffly, bluntly, broadly, brusquely, by and by, candidly, completely, dead, dead ahead, decisively, definitely, direct, down the alley, due, due north, entirely, ere long, even, exactly, expeditiously, expressly, faithfully, forthright, forthwith, frankly, genuinely, in a beeline, in a moment, in a while, in all conscience, in all respects, in all seriousness, in due course, in due time, in every respect, in line with, in no time, in plain English, in plain words, instanter, instantly, ipsissimis verbis, just, literally, literatim, momentarily, naturally, on the beam, on the instant, on the spot, on the straight, openheartedly, openly, outspokenly, plain-spokenly, plainly, plumb, point-blank, positively, precisely, presently, pretty damned quick, promptly, pronto, quickly, right, right away, right off, rigidly, rigorously, roundly, shortly, sincerely, smartly, soon, speedily, square, squarely, straight, straight across, straight ahead, straightaway, straightforward, straightforwardly, straightforwards, straightly, straightway, strictly, subito, summarily, swiftly, to the letter, unaffectedly, unassumingly, unconstrainedly, undeviatingly, unerringly, unpretentiously, unreservedly, unrestrainedly, unswervingly, unveeringly, verbally, verbatim, verbatim et litteratim, when, with all speed, with no nonsense, without delay, without further delay, word by word, word for word
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-- Directly --
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