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  • adv. In an arrant manner; utterly, thoroughly, outright.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Notoriously, in an ill sense; infamously; impudently; shamefully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an arrant manner; notoriously; impudently: in a bad sense.

Etymologies

arrant +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I boxed, swam, sailed, rode horses, lived in the open an arrantly healthful life, and passed life insurance examinations with flying colours.

    Chapter 29

  • Twice her lips moved to the verge of speech; yet, caught so arrantly in the act, she was unable to phrase any passing thought.

    CHAPTER XIX

  • R—, a woman with whom I was more than casually preoccupied during my last few months in the city, and who belonged to a top-story, hands-off-you-sodden-peasant Garden District social caste, owned a large, enviable collection of 1970s soul LPs that she had arranged in a kind of rampart around her unmade, canopied, arrantly invitational bed.

    Living With Music: Bill Cotter - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Mother Hubbard election bone arrantly thrown where doing nothing was viewed as wise business.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • By the time they reached the rail station plaza the next morning, the sun was warm and arrantly bright.

    Heaven Lake

  • We were arrantly flouted, railed at, and scoff'd in our kind.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 6

  • But we were arrantly flouted, yet I thought she had not known me;

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 6

  • So the pressure is on this year, to get it right - or at least, given that "right" is always in the blog rant of the beholder - less arrantly wrong.

    The Guardian World News

  • The United States says it is too undervalued, arrantly manipulated by China in fact, and that's why all that stuff you find at Wal-Mart has such a wonderfully low price tag.

    Dissecting Leftism

  • Upshot is, much as Mr. Obama arrantly overlooked the presence of erstwhile lobbyists in his own administration, then assailed the untoward influence of the breed in Washington as a whole Wednesday night, Mr. Obama, former president of the Harvard Law Review, completely overlooked a federal law in the books for decades.

    Daily News-Record

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