Translation of flatly in Spanish:

flatly

de plano, adv.

Pronunciation /ˈflætli//ˈflatli/

adverb

  • 1

    (utterly)
    (oppose/refuse/reject) de plano
    (reject/oppose/refuse) rotundamente
    • The law firm flatly dismisses this.
    • When he approached local experts in the city, they flatly refused.
    • On other subjects his actions flatly contradict his words.
    • These are half-truths and lies, which flatly contradict previous statements.
    • The congressman says he flatly opposes ‘privatization’.
    • For the many real world victims, the realities of domestic violence flatly contradict such stereotypes.
    • I had just flatly refused to talk to anybody for a few days but Beverly came knocking at my door.
    • We have thrown lots of ideas at the highways authority and they have flatly refused them all.
    • Nobody loves an unfeminine female who quarrels with her boss, who flatly contradicts the men around her, who insists upon the rightness of her own notions.
    • The department would also act as underwriter for people who are flatly refused cover by private firms.
    • A further 7% flatly refused to take their healthy snack in the first place.
    • All of this evidence flatly contradicted the claims that there was a wave, trend, or epidemic of school violence.
    • His evidence not only flatly contradicted the testimony of the other defendants, it implicated the top echelons of the football club in a conspiracy to mislead the court.
    • This is, however, flatly contradicted by historical review, current doctrine, and common practice.
    • She flatly refused high office, for socio-political causes meant more to her.
    • Many auto operators flatly refuse to go to certain places.
    • My previous advisor flatly refused, and that's why I left his lab, and it's also why I have a gap in my CV.
    • When Gareth first asked if I wanted to give a pint, I flatly refused.
    • Only a few have flatly refused to go to Egypt, she said.
    • He flatly refused an offer of cut-price salmon for cash, saying: ‘Thanks but no thanks.’
  • 2

    (dully)
    (reply/say) cansinamente
    • Another analyst with a keen interest in the budget for over a decade said flatly the budget statement is nonsense.
    • ‘It's not my book, it's Carrie's,’ she said flatly, and turned away.
    • She said it flatly, a matter-of-fact statement, completely without emotion.
    • He said it flatly, without emotion, but a muscle ticked in one side of his jaw.
    • ‘She's not interested,’ she replied flatly, picking up her cello and unlatching the case.
    • The camera focuses again on the officials who continue reading at great length but flatly, bureaucratically, without interest.
    • ‘As you wish,’ he replied flatly and stepped out into a spot of dim light.
    • But when I asked Joel how the weather would affect the alpine moorlands, he said, flatly, ‘It is not raining.’
    • ‘I was really self-destructive,’ he says flatly.
    • ‘Pumps haven't worked since Nixon was in office,’ she said flatly.
    • Finally, I broke away from his level, dark blue gaze and said flatly, ‘What do you want?’
    • ‘I never had any interest in lecturing,’ he says flatly.
    • ‘I don't have to give you an explanation,’ she said flatly.
    • ‘Don't shoot,’ he said, flatly, then looked out at a knot of junipers and some rusted machine parts sticking out of the bunch grass.
    • ‘I have no memory of my mother,’ she said flatly, her voice devoid of emotion.
    • ‘It's over,’ claims one Cabinet Minister flatly.
    • Damien answered flatly as he refilled his cup with the dark liquid from the coffee pot, ‘You obviously don't remember what happened, do you?’
    • ‘We don't have that,’ said the employee on Bleeker Street flatly, deciding it wasn't worth the time to even check his computer.
    • But a Downing Street spokeswoman said flatly: ‘We haven't made any announcement and we are not going to make any announcement.’
    • But Ms. Newman was not laughing when she stated flatly that it was not in her interest to jump into a job like this only to get them through a bad time and to move on.