patently
adverb see patent I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • patently — [pāt′ nt lē, pat′ nt lē] adv. in a patent manner; clearly; obviously; openly * * * pat·ent·ly (pātʹnt lē, pătʹ ) adv. In a patent manner; openly, plainly, or clearly: a patently false statement. * * * …   Universalium

  • Patently — Pat ent*ly (?; see {Patent}, a.), adv. Openly; evidently. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patently — [pāt′ nt lē, pat′ nt lē] adv. in a patent manner; clearly; obviously; openly …   English World dictionary

  • patently — pa|tent|ly [ˈpeıtntli US ˈpæ ] adv formal very clearly ▪ The treatment is patently not working. patently false/untrue ▪ To say that the proposal has no disadvantages at all is patently untrue. ▪ It s patently obvious that you re in love with her …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • patently — pat|ent|ly [ peıtntli ] adverb in a way that is so obvious that no one could disagree: a patently unfair law patently clear/false/obvious/wrong: It was patently obvious that she was lying …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • patently — adverb formal a word meaning clearly, used about something that is so clearly bad that no reasonable person could disagree with that fact: The treatment is patently not working. | patently false/impossible/absurd/obvious etc: Her denial was swift …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • patently — UK [ˈpeɪt(ə)ntlɪ] / US adverb in a way that is so obvious that no one could disagree a patently unfair law patently clear/false/obvious/wrong: It was patently obvious that she was lying …   English dictionary

  • patently — adv. Patently is used with these adjectives: ↑absurd, ↑false, ↑incorrect, ↑obvious, ↑offensive, ↑ridiculous, ↑unfair …   Collocations dictionary

  • patently — [ peɪt(ə)ntli] adverb plainly; obviously: a patently false statement …   English new terms dictionary

  • patently — pat•ent•ly [[t]ˈpeɪt nt li[/t]] adv. cvb clearly; plainly; evidently: It s patently obvious[/ex] • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • patently — patent ► NOUN ▪ a government licence giving an individual or body the sole right to make, use, or sell an invention for a set period. ► ADJECTIVE 1) easily recognizable; obvious. 2) made and marketed under a patent. ► VERB ▪ obtain a patent for.… …   English terms dictionary

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