professedly

[pruh-fes-id-lee]
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adverb
  1. allegedly; pretendedly: He is only professedly poor.
  2. avowedly; by open declaration: She is professedly guilty of the crime.

Origin of professedly

First recorded in 1560–70; professed + -ly
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