- = straight, unswervingly, without deviation, by the shortest route, in a beeline •
The plane will fly the hostages directly back home.
- = immediately, promptly, instantly, right away, straightaway, speedily, instantaneously, pronto (informal), pdq (slang) •
Directly after the meeting, an official appealed on television.
- = at once, presently, soon, quickly, as soon as possible, in a second, straightaway, forthwith, posthaste •
He'll be there directly.
- = in person, personally, at first hand •
We could do nothing directly to help them.
- = honestly, openly, frankly, plainly, face-to-face, overtly, point-blank, unequivocally, truthfully, candidly, unreservedly, straightforwardly, straight from the shoulder (informal), without prevarication •
She explained simply and directly what she hoped to achieve.
'directly' in Other Languages
- British English: directly If you go somewhere directly, you go there without changing direction and without stopping.I flew directly from Istanbul to New York.dɪˈrɛktlɪ; daɪ- ADVERB
- Arabic: مُبَاشَرَةً
- Brazilian Portuguese: diretamente
- Chinese: 直接地
- Croatian: izravno
- Czech: přímo
- Danish: direkte
- Dutch: rechtstreeks
- European Spanish: directamente
- Finnish: suoraan
- French: directement
- German: direkt
- Greek: κατευθείαν
- Italian: direttamente
- Japanese: 直接に
- Korean: 직접
- Norwegian: direkte
- Polish: bezpośrednio
- Portuguese: diretamente
- Romanian: direct
- Russian: прямо
- Spanish: directamente
- Swedish: direkt
- Thai: โดยตรง
- Turkish: doğrudan doğruya
- Ukrainian: прямо
- Vietnamese: một cách trực tiếp
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