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Meaning & Definition of Squarely in English

English

Squarely

/skwɛrli/

adverb

1. Directly and without evasion

  • Not roundabout
  • "To face a problem squarely"
  • "The responsibility lies squarely with them"
  • "Spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"
    synonym:
  • squarely
  • ,
  • forthrightly
  • ,
  • forthright

2. In a straight direct way

  • "Looked him squarely in the eye"
  • "Ran square into me"
    synonym:
  • squarely
  • ,
  • square

3. Firmly and solidly

  • "Hit the ball squarely"
  • "The bat met the ball squarely"
  • "Planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
    synonym:
  • squarely
  • ,
  • square

4. In a square shape

  • "A squarely cut piece of paper"
  • "Folded the sheet of paper square"
    synonym:
  • squarely
  • ,
  • square

5. With firmness and conviction

  • Without compromise
  • "He stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- c.g.bowers
  • "Dealt straightforwardly with all issues"
    synonym:
  • squarely
  • ,
  • foursquare
  • ,
  • straightforwardly