woodenly

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Etymology[edit]

From wooden +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

woodenly (comparative more woodenly, superlative most woodenly)

  1. (of speech) Dully and without emotion.
    • 2009, Dale Brown, Strike Force, page 31
      "If they do, all they'll find are hunks of metal," Patrick said woodenly.
  2. (of movement) Clumsily or without animation.

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