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Meaning of “directly” - Learner’s Dictionary

directly

adverb     /dɪˈrektli/
NOTHING BETWEEN
B1 with no other person or thing involved or between: Why don't you speak to him directly?Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
directly after/behind/opposite, etc
exactly or immediately after/behind/opposite, etc: She was sitting directly opposite me.Next to and besideImmediately
CLEAR
B2 clearly and honestly: Let me answer that question directly.Easy to understandBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
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