squashingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

squashing +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

squashingly (comparative more squashingly, superlative most squashingly)

  1. In a squashing way; belittlingly.
    • 2003, Margaret Pelling, ‎Frances White, Medical Conflicts in Early Modern London
      Crooke was allowed to set his own question for his second examination, hut was still, rather squashingly, not approved []