Synonyms
Etymology

1. instantly

adverb. ['ˈɪnstəntli'] without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening.

Synonyms

  • like a shot
  • at once
  • right away
  • forthwith
  • immediately
  • now
  • straightaway
  • directly

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • instant (English)
  • instant (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Instantly

  • abruptly
  • absolutely
  • abundantly
  • accidently
  • accurately
  • acutely
  • adamantly
  • adequately
  • adequately
  • adroitly
  • affectionately
  • alertly
  • alternately
  • apparently
  • appropriately
  • approximately
  • aptly
  • ardently
  • arrogantly
  • astutely

Example sentences of the word instantly


1. Adverb
If you want to transfer money instantly into your Bank of America account, you can wire the funds.

Quotes containing the word instantly


1. There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
- Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

2. Music is a total constant. That's why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.
- Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

3. People instantly assume you can't have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. - or America.
- Isabel Lucas

2. instantly

adverb. ['ˈɪnstəntli'] without any delay.

Synonyms

  • outright
  • in a flash

Antonyms

  • indirectly
  • qualified

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • instant (English)
  • instant (Middle English (1100-1500))
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