Definition of expressly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsprɛsli/
Pronunciation: /ɛkˈsprɛsli/


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.
precisely, specifically, straightforwardly, certainly, categorically, positively, conclusively, pointedly, markedly, exactly, manifestly, patently, emphatically
solely, specifically, particularly, specially, especially, singularly, exclusively, purposefully, just, only, explicitly, with something/someone in mind
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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