Summarily Sum"ma*ri*ly, adv. In a summary manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • summarily — 12520s, from SUMMARY (Cf. summary) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • summarily — [adv] without delay arbitrarily, at short notice, expeditiously, forthwith, immediately, on the spot, peremptorily, promptly, readily, speedily, swiftly, without waste; concepts 544,799 Ant. slowly …   New thesaurus

  • summarily — adverb a) In a summary manner. They were fired summarily at a single plant wide meeting. b) Over a short period of time, briefly. and any offender found with firearms in his possession contrary to this Ordinance, shall be deemed to be guilty of a …   Wiktionary

  • summarily — /seuh mair euh lee, sum euhr euh /, adv. 1. in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway. 2. without notice; precipitately: to be dismissed summarily from one s job. [1520 30; SUMMARY + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • summarily — adv. Summarily is used with these verbs: ↑dismiss, ↑eject, ↑execute, ↑reject, ↑shoot …   Collocations dictionary

  • summarily — sum|ma|ri|ly [ˈsʌmərıli] adv immediately, and without following the normal process ▪ He was summarily dismissed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • summarily — sum|mar|i|ly [ sʌmərıli ] adverb immediately, and without following the usual official methods or processes: He has the power to summarily discharge employees under him …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • summarily — I m a mathematician, Tom added summarily …   English expressions

  • summarily — adverb accused of treason, he was summarily executed Syn: immediately, instantly, right away, straightaway, at once, on the spot, promptly; speedily, swiftly, rapidly, without delay; arbitrarily, without formality, peremptorily, without due… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • summarily — sum•mar•i•ly [[t]səˈmɛər ə li[/t]] adv. 1) in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway 2) without notice: to be dismissed summarily • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang