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equally adv
1 to the same degree (often followed by `as'); "they were equally beautiful"; "birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly"; "sang as sweetly as a nightingale"; "he is every bit as mean as she is" [syn: as, every bit]
2 in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way; "a class evenly divided between girls and boys"; "they split their winnings equally"; "deal equally with rich and poor" [syn: evenly] [ant: unevenly, unevenly]

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  1. In an equal manner or degree in equal shares or proportion; with equal and impartial justice; without difference; alike; evenly; justly; as, equally taxed, furnished, etc.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

according to circumstances, accordingly, ad eundem, alike, as, as is, as it is, as matters stand, as well, at that rate, ceteris paribus, coequally, coextensively, coincidentally, congruently, consequently, correspondently, correspondingly, coterminously, deservedly, disinterestedly, dispassionately, ditto, duly, equitably, equivalently, evenly, fair, fairly, fifty-fifty, ibid, ibidem, identically, impartially, impersonally, in that case, in that event, indifferently, just the same, justifiably, justifiedly, justly, likewise, meetly, properly, proportionately, rightfully, rightly, same here, so, squarely, synonymously, that being so, the same way, therefore, under the circumstances, upon even terms, warrantably, warrantedly, without distinction
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