Definition of 'openly'
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You've spoken openly about having anxiety. The Sun (2016)Everyone was very openly talking about their crying, and crying very openly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We'll talk openly and honestly. The Sun (2016)You've spoken openly about your anxiety - do you think it came from being in the modelling world? The Sun (2016)And I talk about them very openly too, just not in interviews. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can talk more openly about your feelings and this could transform your love life. The Sun (2010)That will give him the chance to talk openly if he wants to. The Sun (2015)They spoke badly and openly about my family when they were here for the first time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Gifts that imply enough vague acquaintance without being openly insulting must be sought out. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Now they are openly critical and campaigning for change. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But to find he is openly bragging about it rubs salt in the wound. The Sun (2015)It is barely more openly discussed now. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His intentions were good but this measure too was largely ineffectual as the organisations survived without openly wearing uniforms. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)But nobody talked openly about it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Most striking of all is her willingness to talk openly about all sorts of subjects that one might have thought were taboo. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They awarded a 79% positive score for managers talking openly and honestly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This was a month before the US Government openly declared for us. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'openly'
British English: openly ADVERB
If you do something openly, you do it without hiding any facts or hiding your feelings.
She openly criticized other athletes.
Definition of openly from the Collins English Dictionary
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