Professedly Pro*fess"ed*ly, adv. By profession. [1913 Webster]

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  • professedly — /preuh fes id lee/, adv. 1. allegedly; pretendedly: He is only professedly poor. 2. avowedly; by open declaration: She is professedly guilty of the crime. [1560 70; PROFESSED + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • professedly — adverb 1. with pretense or intention to deceive (Freq. 2) is only professedly poor • Derived from adjective: ↑professed 2. by open declaration their policy has been avowedly Marxist Susan Smith was professedly guilty of the murders …   Useful english dictionary

  • professedly — professed ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a quality or feeling) claimed openly but often falsely. 2) self acknowledged. DERIVATIVES professedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • professedly — adverb Date: 1570 1. by profession or declaration ; avowedly 2. with pretense ; allegedly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • professedly — adverb In a professed manner …   Wiktionary

  • professedly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. slyly, deceptively, basely; see falsely …   English dictionary for students

  • professedly — pro fess·ed·ly || prÉ™ fesɪdlɪ adv. so called, as it were, supposedly, allegedly; by declaration, in a manner of being publicly proclaimed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • professedly — adverb ostensibly (used in reference to something claimed or asserted) …   English new terms dictionary

  • professedly — adv 1. alledgedly, purportedly, ostensibly, supposedly, under the pretext of; pretended ly, falsely, slyly, deceptively, under false pretense. 2. avowedly, admittedly, by open declaration, ac knowledgedly, confessedly …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • professedly — pro·fessed·ly …   English syllables

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