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[dih-zahy-nid-lee] /dɪˈzaɪ nɪd li/
intentionally; purposely; deliberately.
Origin of designedly
First recorded in 1650-60; designed + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the Theaetetus he is designedly held back from arriving at a conclusion.

    Theaetetus Plato
  • “You must have been up very early to get over here,” she said designedly.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • Could it be that she had gone there designedly to draw him on to a declaration?

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • It is painful to speak of all this, and as far as possible we designedly avoid it.

    Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude
  • It must not appear as though the subject was designedly chosen.

  • God has not designedly made the religious life as hard as possible.

  • But him who is designedly mischievous, I deem to be deserving of any punishment.

  • By what the Admiral says, it appears as if he had been designedly kept in the "Scorpion."

  • Thus far we have designedly omitted to mention the Belgian caves.

    Primitive Man Louis Figuier
  • If they do it inadvertently, it is carelessness; if designedly, inconsiderateness.

    De Officiis Marcus Tullius Cicero
British Dictionary definitions for designedly


by intention or design; on purpose; deliberately
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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