• synonyms


See more synonyms for avowed on Thesaurus.com
  1. acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy.
Show More

Origin of avowed

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at avow, -ed2
Related formsa·vow·ed·ly [uh-vou-id-lee] /əˈvaʊ ɪd li/, adverba·vow·ed·ness, nounself-a·vowed, adjectiveun·a·vowed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for avowedly

professed, supposedly, purportedly, accepted, acknowledged, admitted, affirmed, avowedly, professedly

Examples from the Web for avowedly

Contemporary Examples of avowedly

Historical Examples of avowedly

  • All these thoughts, avowedly or unconsciously, returned to him.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • We avowedly follow not the truth but the will of the many (compare Republic).

  • But he was overwhelmed with shame for her because she was avowedly what she was.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • The tariff bill presented in 1824 was avowedly a protective measure.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson

  • At first all used it avowedly as French, writing it in italics to indicate this.

    English Past and Present

    Richard Chevenix Trench