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 definite manner; in a manner showing complete certainty.
  • adverb In a manner that shows no emotion

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an unqualified manner


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