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What is the opposite of idly?

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Adverb
Opposite of in an idle manner
Adverb
In a telling manner
“Hillary looked up at Don significantly, raising her eyebrow.”
Adverb
Firmly, so as not to come loose easily
“Make sure you close the lid tight.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for not operating or being used
“The printer is currently in use by our busy staff.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for not functional or operational
“I cannot believe that this old television is still functional after all these years.”
Adverb
(of time) Opposite of adverb for characterized by inaction or absence of significant activity
“Midday is our most busy period, and we really need all hands on deck to get through the grind.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for frivolous or trivial in nature
“It seems that you would rather get up on your soapbox than have a meaningful conversation.”
Adverb
Opposite of adverb for ineffective or useless
“The primary goal of advertising is to tap into the perceived collective desires of consumers in order to construct an effective ad campaign.”
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