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singularly

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪŋgjələrli; ˈsɪŋgjʊləli/

Translation of singularly in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) [attractive/inept] particularmente, singularmente singularly gifted excepcionalmente dotado singularly colorful de singular colorido [formal]
    Example sentences
    • A whole array of intellectuals are revealed not merely to be snobs and fuzzy thinkers, but possessed of singularly unattractive opinions based on nothing more than prejudice and stupidity.
    • ‘I singularly failed to get an education,’ he says.
    • But of the home favourites, it is Senior who is best placed to give the galleries what they want and he is holding his game together this week in a way that he singularly failed to do on his last outing.

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