understandingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

understanding +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

understandingly (comparative more understandingly, superlative most understandingly)

  1. In an understanding manner; with empathy.
  2. (obsolete) In a way that can be understood; intelligibly.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, vol.I, New York, 2001, p.232:
      Garcias ab Horto writes of one whom he saw at Goa in the East Indies, that took ten drams of opium in three days; and yet consulto loquebatur, spake understandingly []

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