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flatlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈflæt.li/

flatly adverb (WITHOUT EMOTION)

in a way that shows no emotion or interest: The witness responded 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.
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