Roundly vs Soundly - What's the difference?

roundly | soundly |

As adverbs the difference between roundly and soundly

is that roundly is circularly while soundly is in a thorough manner; in manner free of defect or deficiency.




(en adverb)
  • Circularly.
  • Utterly or thoroughly.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.}}
  • * 1974 , Richard Garrett, General Gordon (page 203)
  • When, over in the east, General Valentine Baker led his force of four thousand irregulars against Osman Digna, he was roundly thrashed.




    (en adverb)
  • In a thorough manner; in manner free of defect or deficiency.
  • He was soundly thrashed by the semi-professional boxer.
  • * 1899 , , A History of Japanese Literature , page 272
  • The wedding company, fatigued with their enjoyment of the previous night, slept soundly late into the next morning.


    * completely, deeply, firmly, fully, perfectly, thoroughly, totally