1. in a direct manner; in a straight line or course.
    He drove directly to the office, and didn't stop off at the petrol station.
  2. in a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct means.
    I'm sick of asking you to fire him, I'll just do it directly.
  3. plainly, without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
    I'm going to tell Natalie directly that I love her.
    ''To put it more directly: he's not 'made redundant' but sacked
  4. exactly; just.
    ''It's directly across the street
  5. straightforwardly; honestly.
    He told me directly that he'd cheated on me, and how sorry he was for it.
  6. immediately
  7. soon; next; when it becomes convenient
    ''We'll go to the store directly, but first I need to finish sweeping.

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