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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - Unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly').

Usage examples (35)
  • Adjective : a patent cooling device. ,a patent attorney; patent law. ,a patent breach of good manners. ,patent shoes. ,a patent field
  • It's exaggeration to absurdity, to a point where it obviously, patently is not meant to be taken literally, for crying out loud.
  • Is that the kind of patently juvenile mindset we want in a President?
  • I guess that's kind of patently obvious, I mean, because information comes out. for more
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