Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an avowed or open manner; with frank acknowledgment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb With open acknowledgment, declaration or verification.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb as acknowledged
  • adverb by open declaration

Etymologies

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avowed +‎ -ly

Examples

  • This outfit, better known as the avowedly terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization, suppressed state TV coverage of West Bank Arabs on 9/11.

    Ken Blackwell: Hillary: Counting Jews in Jerusalem

  • One could wonder how an account of the logic or the consistency of concepts might be described as avowedly optimistic.

    'Liberal Nationalism'

  • By 1976, as America elected its first avowedly born again president, 44 percent of Americans said that the influence of religion was once again rising.

    American Grace

  • Yet avowedly originalist justices like Scalia and Thomas ignore this history and follow instead their conservative ideological opposition to affirmative action.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Americans are increasingly concentrated at opposite ends of the religious spectrum—the highly religious at one pole, and the avowedly secular at the other.

    American Grace

  • Thanks to changes in the tax law engineered when another avowedly pro-business Democrat, Bill Clinton, was president, U.S. multinational financial companies can avoid taxes on their international scams.

    Robert Scheer: Obama's Fatal Addiction

  • Thanks to changes in the tax law engineered when another avowedly pro-business Democrat, Bill Clinton, was president, U.S. multinational financial companies can avoid taxes on their international scams.

    Robert Scheer: Obama's Fatal Addiction

  • Thanks to changes in the tax law engineered when another avowedly pro-business Democrat, Bill Clinton, was president, U.S. multinational financial companies can avoid taxes on their international scams.

    Robert Scheer: Obama's Fatal Addiction

  • An avowedly progressive group, JFSJ has been taking aim at Beck for some time over his attacks on the concept of 'social justice.'

    EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust historian's quote used to slam Beck without permission

  • While I support how the President is doing, my avowedly socialist wife is mad that he's not doing enough.

    Poll: No change in Obama's approval on health care

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