avow·​ed·​ly ə-ˈvau̇-əd-lē How to pronounce avowedly (audio)
: with open acknowledgment : frankly
an avowedly hostile review
: by unsupported assertion or profession alone : allegedly
politicians remain skeptical of … avowedly democratic intentionsJerry Kirshenbaum

Examples of avowedly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even Diller, an avowedly pro-office boss, can admit that five days a week in-person is simply beyond the scope of expectation for most workers. Jane Thier, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2024 In early April 1874, articles describing an exciting, avowedly untraditional exhibition began to appear in Paris newspapers. Emily Labarge, New York Times, 26 Mar. 2024 The statist project was avowedly secular—the endgame was the construction of a new Hebrew culture to supplant Judaism as a religion—and observant communities generally wanted no part of it. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 2024 The Arakan Army, which has promised to rehabilitate the Rohingya community, many of whose members have fled the country, has not recruited a single Rohingya despite being avowedly secular. Avinash Paliwal, Foreign Affairs, 24 Jan. 2024 The most pivotal election will take place in November, when the world’s most powerful democracy decides whether to turn itself over to an avowedly authoritarian demagogue. Brian Klaas, The Atlantic, 6 Jan. 2024 Argentina’s brash new far-right, avowedly libertarian president, Javier Milei, began his first term in office this week with a warning: prepare for an economic shock treatment. Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2023 Musk seems not to have learned Gates’ lessons, and remains avowedly more focused on cultivating a cutthroat culture. Jane Thier, Fortune, 9 Dec. 2023 Rand Corporation, America’s most prominent avowedly nonpartisan think tank, and the leading policy adviser to the Department of Defense, is all in on DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Kenin M. Spivak, National Review, 25 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1635, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of avowedly was in 1635

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“Avowedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avowedly. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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