avowedly

adverb avow·ed·ly \ ə-ˈvau̇-əd-lē \
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of avowedly

1 : with open acknowledgment : frankly
  • an avowedly hostile review
2 : by unsupported assertion or profession alone : allegedly
  • politicians remain skeptical of … avowedly democratic intentions
  • —Jerry Kirshenbaum

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1635

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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