passingly

adverb
pass·ing·ly

Definition of passingly 

1a : temporarily were in Cambridge passingly for a few days— Lucien Price

b : in passing : cursorily he has only studied passingly and is in danger of failing the course

2 archaic : exceedingly, surpassingly

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Middle English, from passing entry 2 + -ly

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