Definition of expressly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌikˈspreslē/


1Explicitly; clearly: she was expressly forbidden to use the stove
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  • Large quantities of alcohol, including kegs, beer balls, etc. are expressly prohibited.
  • In contrast, the Florida Constitution spells the point out expressly.
  • Lord Fraser of Tullybelton delivered a concurring speech without expressly addressing future conduct.
explicitly, clearly, directly, plainly, distinctly, unambiguously, unequivocally;
solely, specifically, particularly, specially, exclusively, just, only, explicitly
1.1For a specific purpose; solely: the house was expressly built for entertaining
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  • The CPA was established by the National Science Foundation expressly to study dark matter.
  • There are many homes in the national park area which were built expressly to house farm workers.
  • Two new posts were created expressly for supporters of Ashour.

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Syllabification: ex·press·ly

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