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professedly Line breaks: pro¦fess|ed¦ly
Pronunciation: /prəˈfɛsɪdli/

Definition of professedly in English:


[sentence adverb]
Ostensibly; apparently (used in reference to something claimed or asserted, possibly falsely): restrictions professedly designed to stop the use of political propaganda
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  • For one thing, they assume that Sartre's movement toward a professedly revolutionary stance should be judged by its own claims.
  • In today's Europe - professedly pacifist, postnationalist, antihegemonic - an expression like ‘axis of evil’ wins few friends, and the idea of actually confronting the axis of evil still fewer.
  • Yet each feels terrible about his own hypocrisy and accompanying appetites for what he professedly hates, and so looks to express angst on the cheap.
supposedly, ostensibly, allegedly, apparently, avowedly, purportedly, by one's own account

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