- allegedly; pretendedly: He is only professedly poor.
- avowedly; by open declaration: She is professedly guilty of the crime.
Origin of professedly
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Examples from the Web for professedly
Before he was professedly a Roman Catholic, but really an infidel.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad
They have been professedly undertaken as a matter of authorship.
The memorial was signed by 1,036 persons, professedly free miners.The Forest of Dean
H. G. Nicholls
The poem by Lutwyche is professedly "slow, involved, and mystical."Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning
Have we any pedigree worthy to be compared with that of professedly old families?A Laodicean