openly

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Etymology[edit]

open +‎ -ly

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  • (file)

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openly (comparative more openly, superlative most openly)

  1. In an open manner, visibly, not covertly.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 1
      Nevertheless, without openly admitting it, he was devoted to Boxer;
    • 2012 April 26, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :”, The Onion AV Club:
      The openly ridiculous plot has The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) scheming to win the Pirate Of The Year competition, even though he’s a terrible pirate, far outclassed by rivals voiced by Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek.

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