carrément

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From carré +‎ -ment.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ka.ʁe.mɑ̃/
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AdverbEdit

carrément

  1. Lit.: “squarely”. In the shape of a square; (of motion etc.) at right angles
  2. (informal) really, completely, real (US), well (UK slang)
    Il est carrément stupide. He is really stupid.
  3. (informal) straight out, bluntly (of asking, speaking etc.)
  4. (informal) right, slap-bang
    La poste se trouve carrément au centre de la ville - The post office is right smack in the middle of the town
  5. (informal) definitely, for sure, really
    Je veux carrément aller au Japon - I really want to go to Japan

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