Definition of openly in English:
Without concealment, deception, or prevarication, especially where these might be expected; frankly or honestly: a lecturer who had openly criticized the government
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- To achieve this vision, we have to address areas of weakness honestly and openly.
- We also think it is important that such an important issue is debated openly and honestly.
- I do not want to live in a city which cannot celebrate its diversity openly and honestly.
publicly, in public, in full view of people, for all to see, undisguisedly, blatantly, flagrantly, brazenly, with no attempt at concealment, overtly, boldly, audaciously;
frankly, candidly, explicitly, honestly, truly, sincerely, forthrightly, directly, straightforwardly, bluntly, plainly, in plain language, unreservedly, without constraint, truthfully, without dissembling, to someone's face, straight from the shoulder, without beating about the bush, with no holds barred, man to man, woman to woman
informal on the level
British informal straight up
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