flatly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “flatly” in the English Dictionary

"flatly" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈflæt.li/

flatly adverb (WITHOUT EMOTION)

in a way that ​shows no ​emotion or ​interest: The ​witnessresponded flatly to the judge's ​questions.

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.
(Definition of flatly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flatlyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈflæt·li/
in a ​complete, very ​clear, or ​certain way: He flatly ​denied that he ​saw what had ​happened.
(Definition of flatly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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