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Related to thusly: onus, absconding, consecutive, chagrin, behooves


adv. Usage Problem
Usage Note: The adverb thusly was created in the 1800s as an alternative for thus in sentences such as Hold it thus or He put it thus. It appears to have been first used by humorists, who may have been imitating the speech of poorly educated people straining to sound stylish. The word has subsequently gained some currency in educated usage, but it has long been deplored by usage commentators as a "nonword." A large majority of the Usage Panel found it unacceptable in 1966, and this sentiment was echoed nearly forty years later in our 2002 survey, in which 86 percent of the Panel disapproved of the sentence His letter to the editor ended thusly: "It is time to stop fooling ourselves."


formal another word (chiefly US) for thus1



1. in the way just indicated; in this way: Managed thus, the business will succeed.
2. in the following manner; so: Thus it came to pass that a child was born.
3. accordingly; consequently.
4. to this extent or degree: thus far.
5. for instance.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon thus, Middle Dutch dus]
usage: See thusly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thusly - in the way indicated; "hold the brush so"; "set up the pieces thus"; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)
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