- 1In a way that suggests one has secret knowledge or awareness: Amy looked at me knowinglyMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2In full awareness or consciousness; deliberately: when a journalist knowingly misleads their readersMore example sentences
- 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.