baldly
adverb see bald I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Baldly — Bald ly, adv. Nakedly; without reserve; inelegantly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baldly — bald|ly [ˈbo:ldli US ˈbo:ld ] adv in a way that is true but makes no attempt to be polite ▪ I m not coming, Rosa said baldly next morning at breakfast …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • baldly — bald|ly [ bɔldli ] adverb if you say something baldly, you say it in a direct way, without trying to be sensitive or polite …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • baldly — adjective in a way that is true but makes no attempt to be polite: To put it baldly, stop smoking or you ll be dead in a year …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • baldly — UK [ˈbɔːldlɪ] / US [ˈbɔldlɪ] adverb if you say something baldly, you say it in a direct way, without trying to be sensitive or polite …   English dictionary

  • baldly — bald ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a scalp with very little or no hair. 2) (of an animal) not covered by the usual fur, hair, or feathers. 3) (of a tyre) having the tread worn away. 4) without any extra detail or explanation; plain or blunt. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • baldly — adverb in a bald manner this book is, to put it baldly, an uneven work. • Derived from adjective: ↑bald …   Useful english dictionary

  • baldly — See bald. * * * …   Universalium

  • baldly — adverb In a bald manner …   Wiktionary

  • baldly — adv. frankly, candidly, openly …   English contemporary dictionary

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