Definition of Soundly

1. Adverb. Deeply or completely. "The baby is sleeping soundly"

Partainyms: Sound



2. Adverb. Completely and absolutely ('good' is sometimes used informally for 'thoroughly'). "We beat him good"
Exact synonyms: Good, Thoroughly
Language type: Colloquialism
Partainyms: Sound, Thorough

Definition of Soundly

1. adv. In a sound manner.

Definition of Soundly

1. Adverb. In a thorough manner, firmly, completely. ¹

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Definition of Soundly

1. in a sound manner [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soundly

sounding-boards
sounding balloon
sounding board
sounding boards
sounding lead
sounding line
sounding rocket
sounding rod
soundingboard
soundingly
soundings
soundless
soundlessly
soundlessness
soundlike
soundly (current term)
soundman
soundmen
soundness
soundnesses
soundpainting
soundproof
soundproofed
soundproofing
soundproofings
soundproofs
sounds
soundscape
soundscapes
soundscaping

Literary usage of Soundly

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"... were forced to bestir them when by these assaulted ; and yet, notwithstanding, they had their coats soundly brushed by them. Peter, upon a time, ..."

2. Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions by William John Thoms (1858)
"... now bee as good as your word and swaddle him soundly. I protest (said the goodman) your Devil! is as like Goodman Stumpe the tooth-drawer, ..."

3. English Prose (1137-1890) by John Matthews Manly (1909)
"Is there anything which can either be thoroughly understood or soundly judged of, till the very first causes and principles fr\tm which originally it ..."

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