Definition of directly :
1. Exactly; just.
2. Immediately after; as soon as.
3. In a direct manner; in a straight line or course.
4. In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means.
5. Manifestly; openly.
6. Straightforwardly; honestly.
7. Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately.
8. Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
precisely, direct, instanter, clear, quickly, right, now, like a shot, promptly, smack-dab, straight, flush, flat, nowadays, just, instant, outright, square, time, bang, forthwith, near, instantaneously, smack, straightway, right off, without delay, precise, right away, in a flash, straight off, exactly, fair, due, dead, immediately, instantly, in real time, at a time, at once, at one time, this instant, straightaway, squarely, at present, today
artlessly (part of speech: adverb)
naively, genuinely, unaffectedly, trustingly, straightforwardly, bluntly, openly, artlessly, honestly, naturally, unrestrainedly, sincerely, plainly, candidly, unsophisticatedly, un-artificially, unartfully, frankly
intelligibly (part of speech: adverb)
articulately (part of speech: adverb)
simply (part of speech: adverb)
straightly (part of speech: adverb)
soon (part of speech: adverb)
- And Mrs. Quinlan's, where you board, is directly opposite? - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
- Directly after breakfast he set out on his journey. - "The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way", Horatio Alger.
- When he had killed one, he walked directly to the spot. - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.