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overtly

[ oh-vurt-lee, oh-vurt-lee ]
/ oʊˈvɜrt li, ˈoʊ vɜrt li /
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adverb
openly; publicly.
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Origin of overtly

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at overt, -ly
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