verb (used without object)
Origin of bald
Examples from the Web for baldly
They did not baldly call for a coup, but they did exhort soldiers to “take a stand.”Thailand’s Prime Minister Toppled by ‘The Iron Triangle’|Lennox Samuels|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So baldly clear is this realization that I might as well be acknowledging that I will never have eight legs and spin a web.
Chavez could be declared "temporarily absent," a narrowly legal if baldly political maneuver to forestall succession.If Hugo Chavez Succumbs, a Dangerous Limbo for Venezuela|Mac Margolis|January 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Brzezinski drafted a letter for Carter to send to the shah that baldly enjoined him to use force against the demonstrators.
In 2002, Americans rejected this baldly isolationist statement by well over two to one.
The “Royal March” of Italy was played, first baldly, then with manifold clinging and wreathing variations.Aurora the Magnificent|Gertrude Hall
The problem of the North was, to put it baldly, one of invasion and conquest.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
“You look clean tuckered out,” he announced, baldly; then he laid a coaxing hand on her arm.Seven Miles to Arden|Ruth Sawyer
Such, crudely and baldly, is the famous nebular hypothesis of Laplace.Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge
He was too amazed to do anything but answer her literally and baldly.Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
British Dictionary definitions for baldly
Word Origin for bald
Word Origin and History for baldly
c.1300, ballede, probably, with Middle English -ede adjectival suffix + Celtic bal "white patch, blaze" especially on the head of a horse or other animal (from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, gleam;" see bleach (v.)). Cf., from the same root, Sanskrit bhalam "brightness, forehead," Greek phalos "white," Latin fulcia "coot" (so called for the white patch on its head), Albanian bale "forehead." But connection with ball (n.1), on notion of "smooth, round" also has been suggested. Bald eagle first attested 1680s; so called for its white head.