• Groundly

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    From Middle English grundlich ("profound, radical, solid"), equivalent to ground + -ly. Cognate with German gr√ľndlich ("thorough, careful, deep, profound"), Swedish grundlig ("thorough, in depth, profound, radical").

    Full definition of groundly



    1. (rare, archaic) Thorough, complete; solid; deep; profound
      • 1869, Berjeau, The Book-worm:A groundly instruction, wherein the difference betwixt God the Father, and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, is declared ...



    1. (rare, archaic) To the very ground, to the very bottom; thoroughly, completely; solidly; deeply; profoundly
      • 1846, Galt, Life of Cardinal Wosley:Sir, when I groundly considered your provident forecast, as well for the conservation of your navy from damage, as the princely zeal that ye bear to preserve your subjects and their goods ...
      • 1856, John Marston, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, The works of John Marston:Those whom princes do once groundly hate, Let them provide to die as sure us fate.

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