Definition of overt in English:

overt

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Pronunciation: /əʊˈvəːt
 
, ˈəʊvət
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

overtly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Unless patients are overtly distressed doctors may have trouble in recognising those who are seeking support.
  • By now, Mr Smith was overtly restless but remained seated, more through respect than interest.
  • However, his unsubtle, overtly physical techniques of persuasion fail to win them over.

overtness

noun
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  • Pundits are in awe of how overtly political she is - and they assume that her overtness is a sign of her excellence.
  • There was something awakening inside me at this overtness, and that's why women in my paintings are overt.
  • Transparency of word, overtness of execution - these are American characteristics.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, past participle of ovrir 'to open', from Latin aperire.

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