patent + -ly
patently (comparative more patently, superlative most patently)
- 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.
Some adjectives commonly collocating with patently: obvious, clear, wrong, incorrect, false, true
in a clear and unambiguous manner