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  Definition of squarely
  1. with firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues"
  2. firmly and solidly; "hit the ball squarely"; "the bat met the ball squarely"; "planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
  3. in a square shape; "a squarely cut piece of paper"; "folded the sheet of paper square"
  4. 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"
  5. with honesty and fairness; "dealt squarely with his customers"; "always treated me square"
  6. in a straight direct way; "looked him squarely in the eye"; "ran square into me"
Similar Words: foursquare, straightforwardly, square, forthrightly, forthright

 

Pertainyms: square(a), straightforward, square, straight

 

 
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