patently

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

patent +‎ -ly

AdverbEdit

patently (comparative more patently, superlative most patently)

  1. In a clear and unambiguous manner.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 161:
      Many of the so-called rites of these secret societies were so patently ridiculous, that it is quite obvious that they were merely an excuse for men and women to indulge in sex-play and lustful gratification, frequently of an abnormal kind.

Usage notesEdit

Some adjectives commonly collocating with patently: obvious, clear, wrong, incorrect, false, true

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