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Meaning of OPENLY

Pronunciation:  'owpunlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  in an open way; "he openly flaunted his affection for his sister"
 

OPENLY is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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