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English definition of “baldly”

baldly

adverb     /ˈbɔːld.li/ US  /ˈbɑːld-/
in plain or basic language, without unnecessary words or details: To put it baldly, I can't afford to take the risk.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
(Definition of baldly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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