abstract + -ly
abstractly (comparative more abstractly, superlative most abstractly)
- In an abstract way or manner
1919, Daisy Ashford, chapter 5, in The Young Visiters:
- Bernard Clark and Ethel were seated side by side on a costly sofa gazing abstractly at the parting guest.
- separately; absolutely [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- matter abstractly considered
- ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0198605751), page 10