avowedly

adverb
avow·​ed·​ly | \ ə-ˈvau̇-əd-lē How to pronounce avowedly (audio) \

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

Examples of avowedly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But since the end of the Cold War their importance has been clouded by controversies over avowedly pro-democracy military engagements in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and, above all, Iraq. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, "Biden pushes democracy abroad as a matter of national security," 18 Feb. 2021 Successfully labeling their opponents as socialists propelled many Republican candidates to victories in down-ballot races, particularly in areas with immigrants who had fled avowedly socialist regimes. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020 Successfully labeling their opponents as socialists propelled many Republican candidates to victories in down-ballot races, particularly in areas with immigrants who had fled avowedly socialist regimes. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020 Successfully labeling their opponents as socialists propelled many Republican candidates to victories in down-ballot races, particularly in areas with immigrants who had fled avowedly socialist regimes. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020 Successfully labeling their opponents as socialists propelled many Republican candidates to victories in down-ballot races, particularly in areas with immigrants who had fled avowedly socialist regimes. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020 Successfully labeling their opponents as socialists propelled many Republican candidates to victories in down-ballot races, particularly in areas with immigrants who had fled avowedly socialist regimes. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020 Successfully labeling their opponents as socialists propelled many Republican candidates to victories in down-ballot races, particularly in areas with immigrants who had fled avowedly socialist regimes. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020 Successfully labeling their opponents as socialists propelled many Republican candidates to victories in down-ballot races, particularly in areas with immigrants who had fled avowedly socialist regimes. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of avowedly

1635, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Avowedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avowedly. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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