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densely Line breaks: dense¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛnsli/

Definition of densely in English:


1In a closely compacted or crowded manner; thickly: a densely populated country densely packed layers the best way to keep weeds at bay is to plant densely
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  • The paintings feature window-like vistas of the ocean that relieve the densely decorated foregrounds.
  • Studies in Costa Rica showed that screwworm flies prefer thick, densely forested areas to open pastures.
  • Today the concept of a pedestrian-friendly, densely built community of wood-frame cottages hardly seems avant-garde.
2In a manner that is hard to understand because of its complexity: densely plotted historical fiction
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  • Few shortcuts are taken with the material, leaving densely convoluted plots.
  • The language's highly flexible syntax and concise regular expression operators, make densely written PERL code indecipherable to the uninitiated.
  • My rationale was, if you can enunciate densely rhymed verse, and understand the syntax, you can speak the language.
3 informal In a stupid manner: staff can be surly should they decide a customer is behaving densely [as submodifier]: he is densely ignorant and primitive
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  • The horse is a densely stupid animal.
  • Kurtz is being densely literal-minded.
  • The plot is paper-thin, the script is awful, and the acting densely wooden.
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