from The Century Dictionary.
- In a flat manner.
- Without spirit; dully.
- Without hesitation or disguise; plainly; peremptorily; positively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a flat manner; evenly; horizontally; without spirit; dully; frigidly.
- adverb peremptorily; positively; plainly; forthrightly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adverb In a
definitemanner; in a manner showing complete certainty.
- adverb In a manner that shows no
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb in an unqualified manner
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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words of wisdom 2009
"Bravura technology and dazzling effects can't overcome the film's shortcomings: Standard plot, poorly conceived villain flatly played by Kevin Spacey, and similarly wooden performance from newcomer Brandon Routh (who lacks humor) in all of his roles."
Tulisia said the word flatly, with no inflection, not quite able to believe it had even been voiced.
Darkness of the Light David_Peter 2007
And he said, flatly, that is because of the stimulus, the stimulus that President Obama has put him in charge of implementing, Wolf.
Well, I pressed Tony Snow and since he's calling flatly the Democratic plan a recipe for defeat, I asked him, four years later, what is the recipe for success?
There is certain a number of such incidents - the over-dubbed flatly-intoned Spanish poetry recitations in particular never coming to life on the screen - but this is well balanced with a viewpoint that shows a human side to the characters and the mutual attraction between several extreme and driven personalities.
DVD Times 2009
Commuters who are trying to contact bus transport companies on landline numbers are either not finding any recipient or those who attend their calls flatly denying them booking of their seats.
unknown title 2009
Its loss helped create a whole new category of business by providing an opportunity for a kind of flatly partisan talk radio programming that had not previously existed.
A little hard to chime in on the outrage when Bloomsbury is making the kind of flatly commercial decision that we're always being told we should make when shaping our work.
This Week in Publisher Gossip: Untrustworthy Narrators and Publishers Editorial Anonymous 2009
"Jack puddings, " Harper said flatly, meaning officers.
Sharpe's Havoc Cornwell, Bernard 2003