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remote +‎ -ly


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈmoʊtli/
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remotely (comparative more remotely, superlative most remotely)

  1. At a distance, far away.
    • 2021 April 21, Amy Gunia, “What Will Office Life Be Like After the Pandemic? This Australian Fintech Company May Have the Answer”, in Time[1]:
      “We have an accommodation and an acceptance that people will work from home one to two days a week,” says McConnell. But some people work remotely more than others, and she’s empowered her management team to make decisions that work for their direct reports.
  2. Not much; scarcely; hardly.
    I'm not remotely in love with you.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When meaning "scarcely, hardly", remotely is generally used only in the negative; e.g., "not even remotely".