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English definition of “flatly”

flatly

adverb (WITHOUT EMOTION)    /ˈflæt.li/
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
(Definition of flatly adverb (WITHOUT EMOTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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