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What Does IDLY Mean?IDLY means "I Don't Love/Like You."
When used with the meaning "I Don't Like You," the abbreviation IDLY should rarely be taken at face value. Although it can express personal dislike, IDLY is typically used between friends when feigning insult, i.e., in a humorous way. For example:
- If you're not in the bar by 9.00 pm, I am going to come to your office and carry you there!>/li>
- IDLY! You know me too well.
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me," one of the best-known hits of the famous Motown group, "Smokey Robinson and the Miracles" featured the lyrics "I don't like you, but I love you," which shows that when applied to relationships, the use of the abbreviation IDLY can be confusing and complex.
Image for IDLYWhen I write IDLY, I mean this: Relationships can be complex!
Summary of Key Points"I Don't Love/Like You" is the most common definition for IDLY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Examples of IDLY in SentencesHere are examples of IDLY being used in conversations:
- Sasha: I kicked my brother last night to make him cry.
- Mel: That's horrible. Now I know why IDLY.
- Mike: Shall we get married?
- Sally: How can we? IDLY.
An Academic Look at IDLYIDLY is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Dee Ell Why), but it is not often uttered using its letters. The abbreviation IDLY is used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we would probably have just said "I Don't Love You" or "I Don't Like You" instead of using the abbreviation IDLY.
Example of IDLY Used in a Text
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