Definition of patently in English:


Syllabification: pat·ent·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈpatntlē


[usually as submodifier]
  • Clearly; without doubt: these claims were patently false a law that is patently ridiculous
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    • Which means the US Empire is already on the wane - bad news for George W. Bush, who patently enjoys being Emperor.
    • Victory over Celtic this afternoon would ease the strain he is patently under.
    • There are cases in the eastern States where plaintiffs have succeeded, notwithstanding the risks involved have been patently obvious.

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