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Definition of patently adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    patently

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ˈpeɪtntli//
     
    , NAmE//ˈpætntli//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1without doubt synonym clearly
  2. 2 Her explanation was patently ridiculous. It was patently obvious that she was lying.
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