UK [ˈdʌblɪ] / US adverb
1) by a much greater amount, or to a much greater degree than usual

doubly sure/important/difficult

2) for two reasons, or in two ways

He was doubly disadvantaged as a foreigner and an intellectual.

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  • Doubly — Dou bly (d[u^]b l[y^]), adv. 1. In twice the quantity; to twice the degree; as, doubly wise or good; to be doubly sensible of an obligation. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Deceitfully. A man that deals doubly. Huloet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doubly — late 14c., from DOUBLE (Cf. double) + LY (Cf. ly) …   Etymology dictionary

  • doubly — [dub′lē] adv. 1. twice; to twice the degree or quantity 2. two at a time …   English World dictionary

  • doubly — [[t]dʌ̱bli[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV group, ADV with v You use doubly to indicate that there are two aspects or features that are having an influence on a particular situation. She now felt doubly guilty; she had embarrassed Franklin and she had cost her… …   English dictionary

  • doubly — adverb Date: 15th century 1. in a twofold manner 2. to twice the degree < doubly glad > < doubly frustrating > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doubly — adverb a) In a double manner; twice the severity or degree. Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. b) in two ways My mother was always doubly careful when winding the grandfather clock …   Wiktionary

  • doubly — doub|ly [ˈdʌbli] adv 1.) [+ adjective] much more than usual ▪ Be doubly careful when driving in fog. 2.) in two ways or for two reasons ▪ You are doubly mistaken …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • doubly — dou|bly [ dʌbli ] adverb 1. ) by a much greater amount or to a much greater degree than usual: doubly sure/important/difficult 2. ) for two reasons or in two ways: He was doubly disadvantaged as a foreigner and an intellectual …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • doubly — adverb 1 by twice the amount, or to twice the degree: Be doubly careful when driving in fog. 2 in two ways or for two reasons: You are doubly mistaken …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • doubly — adverb 1. to double the degree (Freq. 1) she was doubly rewarded his eyes were double bright • Syn: ↑double, ↑twice • Derived from adjective: ↑double 2. in a twofold …   Useful english dictionary

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