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knowingly Line breaks: know|ing¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈnəʊɪŋli/

Definition of knowingly in English:


1In a way that suggests one has secret knowledge or awareness: Amy looked at me knowingly
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  • His mother smiles knowingly at his typically honest assessment.
  • She nods knowingly at the woman's frustration, vowing to stop by the coffee shop the next time she's in Farmington.
  • Cecil, meanwhile, became bolder with every minute, and looked at Gus, knowingly.
deliberately, intentionally, consciously, wittingly, with full knowledge, in full awareness, with one's eyes open, on purpose, by design, calculatedly, premeditatedly, studiedly, wilfully, purposefully, willingly
2In full awareness or consciousness; deliberately: when a journalist knowingly misleads their readers
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  • The author refers to a conflict of which he either has little understanding, or knowingly distorts the truth.
  • The evaluator is kept blind to the controls to prevent him or her from subtly tipping off the subject, either knowingly or unknowingly.
  • The swearing of an untrue affidavit of documents is perhaps the most obvious example of conduct which his solicitor cannot knowingly permit.

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