flatly
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flatly
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (refuse, deny)
a. rotundamente, de plano
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flatly [ˈflætlɪ]
adverb
1 (without emotion) [+read, recite] monótonamente; [+say, reply] de manera inexpresiva
"who is he?" he asked flatly, with no sign of emotion "We are sure she is dead." She said it flatly, not looking at him. Then she began to cry "I suppose so," he answered flatly, not caring one way or the other she read out the announcements flatly children often recite poems/read out their work flatly
2 (categorically, completely) [+refuse, deny] terminantemente; rotundamente
he flatly refused to discuss the matter she flatly denied having anything to do with it
[+contradict] de plano
This flatly contradicts the data of the experts Mr Hattersley's remarks flatly contradict Labour's policy statement
we are flatly opposed to it nos oponemos terminantemente or rotundamente a ello
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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