distinctly

[ dih-stingkt-lee ]
/ dɪˈstɪŋkt li /

adverb

in a distinct manner; clearly: Speak more distinctly.
without doubt; unmistakably.

Origin of distinctly

1350–1400; Middle English. See distinct, -ly
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distinctly


adv.

late 14c., from distinct + -ly (2).

[D]istinctly, in the sense really quite, is the badge of the superior person indulgently recognizing unexpected merit in something that we are to understand is not quite worthy of his notice. [Fowler]
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