Definition of patently in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpat(ə)n(t)lē/
Pronunciation: /ˈpāt(ə)n(t)lē/


[usually as submodifier]
Clearly; without doubt: these claims were patently false a law that is patently ridiculous
More example sentences
  • Which means the US Empire is already on the wane - bad news for George W. Bush, who patently enjoys being Emperor.
  • Victory over Celtic this afternoon would ease the strain he is patently under.
  • There are cases in the eastern States where plaintiffs have succeeded, notwithstanding the risks involved have been patently obvious.

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Syllabification: pat·ent·ly

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