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English definition of “flatly”

flatly

adverb uk   /ˈflæt.li/ us  

flatly adverb (WITHOUT EMOTION)

in a way that shows no emotion or interest: The witness responded flatly to the judge's questions.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions

flatly adverb (COMPLETELY)

If you flatly deny, refuse, or disagree with something or someone, you do it completely or in a very clear and firm way.Complete and wholeVery and extreme
(Definition of flatly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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