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  • 1 distinctly — used to qualify an adjective as in distinctly interesting, belongs to the outer realms of Fowler s lost causes. It was a 1920s vogue word that he much despised, less on linguistic grounds than because of the condescending attitude it revealed in… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Distinctly — Dis*tinct ly, adv. 1. With distinctness; not confusedly; without the blending of one part or thing another; clearly; plainly; as, to see distinctly. [1913 Webster] 2. With meaning; significantly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thou dost snore distinctly;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 distinctly — index fairly (clearly), particularly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 distinctly — late 14c., from DISTINCT (Cf. distinct) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). [D]istinctly, in the sense really quite, is the badge of the superior person indulgently recognizing unexpected merit in something that we are to understand is not quite worthy of his… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 distinctly — dis|tinct|ly [ dı stıŋktli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that is clear to your senses: distinctly hear/see/smell etc.: He distinctly heard her sigh. a ) in a definite and clear way: distinctly remember someone/something: I distinctly remember his… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 distinctly — UK [dɪˈstɪŋk(t)lɪ] / US adverb 1) in a way that is clear to your senses distinctly hear/see/smell etc: He distinctly heard something move across the room. a) in a definite and clear way distinctly remember someone/something: I distinctly remember …

    English dictionary

  • 7 distinctly — dis|tinct|ly [dıˈstıŋktli] adv 1.) clearly ▪ Speak clearly and distinctly. ▪ He distinctly remembered the day his father left. 2.) very ▪ Paul was left feeling distinctly foolish. distinctly uncomfortable/uneasy/unhappy etc 3.) used to say that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 distinctly — adverb 1 clearly: I distinctly heard him say my name. 2 used when saying that someone or something has a particular quality, character etc that is easy to recognize: The rest of the passengers had distinctly Indian names. 3 used when emphasizing… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 distinctly — adverb 1. clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment (Freq. 7) it s distinctly possible I could clearly see myself in his situation • Syn: ↑clearly • Derived from adjective: ↑distinct 2. in a distinct and …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 distinctly — adv. Distinctly is used with these adjectives: ↑chilly, ↑cool, ↑cosmopolitan, ↑different, ↑eerie, ↑feminine, ↑foreign, ↑frosty, ↑lacking, ↑limited, ↑lukewarm, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 distinctly — adverb 1) there s something distinctly odd about him Syn: decidedly, markedly, definitely; clearly, noticeably, obviously, plainly, evidently, unmistakably, manifestly, patently 2) Laura spoke quite distinctly Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 distinctly — adverb 1) there s something distinctly odd about him Syn: decidedly, markedly, definitely, unmistakably, manifestly, patently 2) Laura spoke quite distinctly Syn: clearly, plainly, intelligibly, audibly …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 13 distinctly — [dɪˈstɪŋk(t)li] adv 1) clearly I distinctly remember seeing him.[/ex] 2) extremely Lucy felt distinctly uncomfortable.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 14 distinctly — /di stingkt lee/, adv. 1. in a distinct manner; clearly: Speak more distinctly. 2. without doubt; unmistakably. [1350 1400; ME. See DISTINCT, LY] Syn. 1. See clearly. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 distinctly — adverb In a distinct manner. Aloud, he said distinctly, the Seven Words are spoken thus. Melenkurion abatha. Duroc minas mill. Harad khabaal …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 distinctly — distinct ► ADJECTIVE 1) recognizably different or individual. 2) able to be perceived clearly by the senses. DERIVATIVES distinctly adverb distinctness noun. ORIGIN Latin distinctus, from distinguere distinguish …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 distinctly — adverb see distinct …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 distinctly — Synonyms and related words: absolutely, aloud, and no mistake, apparently, apprehensibly, articulately, assuredly, at all events, at any rate, audibly, by all means, certainly, clearly, coherently, comprehensibly, concretely, conspicuously,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 distinctly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clearly, precisely, sharply, plainly; see clearly 1 , 2 , surely …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 distinctly — dis·tinct·ly || dɪ stɪŋktlɪ adv. clearly, plainly …

    English contemporary dictionary