[adv] without delay; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
[adv] without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
[adv] in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay"
[adv] without anyone or anything intervening; "these two factors are directly related"; "he was directly responsible"; "measured the physical properties directly"
at once, direct, flat, forthwith, immediately, in real time, instantly, now, right away, straight, straight off, straightaway