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Openly definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OPENLY, adv. o'pnly.
1. Publicly; not in private; without secrecy; as, to avow our sins and follies openly.
How grossly and openly do many of us contradict the precepts of the gospel by our ungodliness and worldly lusts!
2. Plainly; evidently; without reserve or disguise.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: in an open way; "he openly flaunted his affection for his sister"

Merriam Webster's

adverb see open I

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. 1 frankly, honestly. 2 publicly; without concealment. Etymology: OE openlice (as OPEN, -LY(2))

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Openly O"pen*ly, adv. [AS. openlice.] 1. In an open manner; publicly; not in private; without secrecy. How grossly and openly do many of us contradict the precepts of the gospel by our ungodliness! --Tillotson. 2. Without reserve or disguise; plainly; evidently. My love . . . shall show itself more openly. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you do something openly, you do it without hiding any facts or hiding your feelings. The Bundesbank has openly criticised the German Government... ? secretly ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

ad. 1. Publicly. 2. Candidly, frankly, plainly.

Moby Thesaurus

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