[ adverb ] in an unqualified manner


"he flatly denied the charges"

Used in print

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

In_fact , the noted psychologist and sex researcher , Dr._Albert_Ellis , has declared flatly that women are `` sexually superior '' to men .

(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)

`` In a year she 'll like living in Clayton 's house too_much to come_back to me '' , Brannon said flatly .