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openly

adverb
 
 
/ˈəʊpənli/
without hiding any of your thoughts or feelings: He talks quite openly about his feelings.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
Translations of “openly”
in Korean 솔직하게…
in Arabic بانفِتاح…
in Portuguese abertamente…
in Catalan obertament…
in Japanese 率直に…
in Italian apertamente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公開地, 坦率地,坦誠地, 毫不隱諱地…
in Russian открыто, откровенно…
in Turkish açıkça, alenen, açık açık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公开地, 坦率地,坦诚地, 毫不隐讳地…
in Polish otwarcie…
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