directly */*/*/ [daɪˈrek(t)li]


directly */*/*/ [daɪˈrek(t)li]
[dɪˈrek(t)li]
adv
1) in a way that involves only the two people or things that are mentioned, with no one or nothing else between
Ant:
indirectly
I prefer to deal directly with the manager.[/ex]
You are directly responsible for this.[/ex]
Price is directly related to size.[/ex]
2) going straight to a place without stopping or changing direction
We landed at the airport and went directly to the hotel.[/ex]
3) exactly
The post office is directly opposite the town hall.[/ex]
There was no light on in the room directly above.[/ex]
4) in a very clear and honest way
Ant:
indirectly
Jackson avoided saying directly that he disapproved.[/ex]

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