firmly vs securely what difference

what is difference between firmly and securely

English

Etymology

firm +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɝmli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɜːmli/
  • Hyphenation: firm‧ly

Adverb

firmly (comparative firmlier or more firmly, superlative firmliest or most firmly)

  1. (manner) In a firm or definite or strong manner.
  2. (manner) Securely.

Translations



English

Etymology

secure +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /səˈkjʊɹli/, /səˈkjɝli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /səˈkjʊəli/, /səˈkjɔːli/
  • Hyphenation: se‧cure‧ly

Adverb

securely (comparative more securely, superlative most securely)

  1. (manner) In a secure manner; without fear or apprehension; without danger
    Synonym: safely

Translations

References

  • securely in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • Lecuyers

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