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Adverb: directly  dI'rekt-lee or di'rekt-lee
  1. Without deviation
    "the path leads directly to the lake";
    - straight, direct
     
  2. Without anyone or anything intervening
    "these two factors are directly related"; "he was directly responsible"; "measured the physical properties directly"
     
  3. Without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    "he answered directly";
    - immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot, instantaneously, outright, in a flash, tout de suite
     
  4. In a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
    "he didn't answer directly";
    - flat, straight

Antonym: indirectly