Definition of “expressly” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb us uk /ɪkˈspresli/ formal

If you say something expressly, you say it in a clear way, so that your meaning cannot be doubted:

I expressly stated that I did not want any visitors.

If something is expressly for a particular reason or person, it is for that reason or person only:

The picture was painted expressly for me.

(Definition of “expressly” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)