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Definition of pointedly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pointedly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈpɔɪntɪdli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔɪntɪdli//
 
 
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in a way that is clearly intended to show what you mean or to express criticism She yawned and looked pointedly at her watch. When he sees me, he pointedly ignores me.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pointedly