What is another word for directly?

Pronunciation: [da͡ɪɹˈɛktli] (IPA)

When communicating with others, we often use the word 'directly' to signify a straightforward or immediate action. However, there are several synonyms that we can use interchangeably with 'directly' to make our language more dynamic and expressive. Some alternative words for 'directly' include 'immediately', 'straightaway,' 'without delay,' 'promptly,' 'instantly,' 'forthwith,' 'pronto', 'swiftly', 'right away,' and 'at once.' Using these synonyms can provide a fresh perspective to your language, as it makes your writing or speaking more interesting and vivid. So, rather than using 'directly' repetitively, try using some of these synonyms to add flavorful and nuanced language to your communication.

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What are the hypernyms for Directly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for directly?

Directly is a word that implies a straightforward approach to something. In order to understand its antonyms, we must look for words that indicate a detour or indirect approach. Indirectly, circuitously, and obliquely are examples of words that suggest a roundabout way of doing something. Even words such as obscure or vague can also be considered opposites of directly as they imply a lack of clarity or straightforwardness. Hesitatingly, furtively, or evasively suggests that an individual is not willing to take a direct approach. Overall, the antonyms for "directly" suggests a range of ways to approach something that can sometimes detract from clarity and simplicity.

Usage examples for Directly

Suddenly the elephant ran directly under the young gymnast.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
Christ gives life to the world not directly, but through His disciples.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
directly Tommy left school we came back to Italy, and-well, Tommy got work here.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay

Famous quotes with Directly

  • I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
    Abigail Adams
  • There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
    Joseph Addison
  • Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don't know why I am more interested in women, because I don't go to any psychiatrists, and I don't want to know why.
    Pedro Almodovar
  • That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
    A. R. Ammons
  • I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process.
    John Anderson

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