Flatly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈflætli|  American pronunciation of the word flatly
Brit.  |ˈflatli|  British pronunciation of the word flatly

adverb

- in an unqualified manner(syn: categorically, unconditionally)

he flatly denied the charges

Examples

the flat top of the table

the flat landscape of the prairie

Coins are usually round and flat.

Lay the map flat on the desk.

He slipped and landed flat on his back.

We asked for more time but they turned us down flat.

He seldom expresses any opinion one day without flatly contradicting it the next.

'Aunt Alicia has changed her will,' she said flatly.

...her spokesperson flatly disclaimed the marriage rumor circulating in the press...

The article flatly contradicts their claims.

He flatly denied ever having met the woman.

Mom flatly refused to go back into the hospital.

Dexter flatly rejected (=completely rejected) calls for his resignation.

a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin

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