Meaning of singularly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪŋɡjələli/

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  • 1In a remarkable or noticeable way.

    ‘you have singularly failed to live up to your promises’
    • ‘a singularly unattractive colour’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Part of his job, he says, is to keep the expectations of the fans in check, something that he singularly failed to do when he was manager.’
    • ‘They hid me one night in the flat of this sweet old lady, and she showed me photographs of some singularly unattractive children.’
    • ‘The first five minutes sent the warning to Kilmarnock which they singularly failed to heed.’
    • ‘The hunger for mainland technology stocks reflects the cold reality that alternative investments in the United States look singularly unattractive.’
    • ‘He is an extraordinary man from singularly outstanding origins.’
    • ‘If these are the yardsticks for the success of a religion then can it not be concluded that all religions have singularly failed the faithful, given the global spread of destitution and racism?’
    • ‘In fact, once noticed, it seems singularly ubiquitous.’
    • ‘The post-Second World War ‘Era of Good Feeling’, with its universal consensus that one was singularly lucky to be living in the USA, has disintegrated.’
    • ‘She seems to pick the right thing in any restaurant we go to, leaving me looking on enviously as I pick my way through a Chef's Special that singularly fails to live up to its name.’
    • ‘But, strategically, it was singularly ill-equipped to live with the kind of wholesale prices that have been reality here for the past few years.’
    • ‘Despite natural disasters, despite environmental anxieties, despite the dangers from terrorists, we live in singularly fortunate times.’
    • ‘Little surprise, then, that yesterday's scoreless draw at Craven Cottage singularly failed to live up to its billing.’
    • ‘The Sunday lunchtime roast is accompanied by live jazz: a singularly soporific treat.’
    • ‘At first we were much puzzled as to the origin and constitution of this extraordinary race, points upon which they were singularly uncommunicative.’
    • ‘They can seem crusty, Eighties phenomena who have singularly failed to get out of their pinstripes, Jermyn Street shirts and carefully-knotted ties.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, this particular copper was singularly unhelpful, refusing to say a word.’
    • ‘Under his scrutiny Africa in particular is prone to dissolving in a singularly powerful mood of menace, fear, and disgust.’
    remarkably, extraordinarily, exceptionally, very, extremely, really, outstandingly, strikingly, signally, eminently, especially, particularly, incredibly, awfully, terribly, decidedly, supremely, peculiarly, distinctly, conspicuously
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    1. 1.1In a strange or eccentric way.
      ‘Charlotte thought her very singularly dressed’
      • ‘I think there is something singularly distinctive about the Irish psyche.’
      • ‘Charlotte thought her very strange-looking and singularly dressed.’