pro·​fessed·​ly | \prə-ˈfe-səd-lē, -ˈfest-lē \

Definition of professedly 

1 : by profession or declaration : avowedly

2 : with pretense : allegedly

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The flap was merely the latest in Keith’s long career as one of the most prominent, if professedly reluctant, political figures in contemporary music. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Toby Keith in Trump’s America," 6 Oct. 2017 Never in its modern history has France chosen a leader as professedly dedicated as Macron is to what the Anglo-American world understands as liberalism - economic and political liberty reinforcing one another in a virtuous circle., "France has its Napoleon III," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of professedly

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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