adverb pass·ing·ly

Definition of passingly

  1. 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. 2 archaic :  exceedingly, surpassingly

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Origin and Etymology of passingly

Middle English, from 2passing + -ly

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a brief usually trivial fact

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