Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With great strength or force; fiercely; rampantly.
  • In an excessive manner or degree; inordinately; intensely; profusely; exuberantly: as, rankly poisonous; rankly treasonable; weeds that grow rankly.
  • Offensively; noisomely; fetidly.
  • Grossly; foully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With rank or vigorous growth; luxuriantly; hence, coarsely; grossly.

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

  • adverb In a rank manner.

Etymologies

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rank +‎ -ly

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