flatly vs unconditionally what difference

what is difference between flatly and unconditionally

English

Etymology

From flat +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈflætli/

Adverb

flatly (comparative more flatly, superlative most flatly)

  1. In a physically flat or level manner.
  2. In a definite manner; in a manner showing complete certainty.
    It was an accusation that he flatly denied.
  3. In a manner that shows no emotion.
    He replied flatly to the policeman’s questions.

Usage notes

  • In sense 2 the collocation is nearly always with a negative idea. To flatly deny. To flatly refuse. To flatly contradict. And so on, similarly.

Translations



English

Etymology

unconditional +‎ -ly

Adverb

unconditionally (comparative more unconditionally, superlative most unconditionally)

  1. Without condition, absolutely.
    • 1945 Winston Churchill, Broadcast from the House of Commons, May 8, 1945:
      German armed forces surrendered unconditionally on May 7. Hostilities in Europe ended officially at midnight, May 8. 1945.

Synonyms

  • in any case

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