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openly

adverb uk   /ˈəʊ.pən.li/ us    /ˈoʊ-/
C1 without hiding any of your thoughts or feelings: They were openly contemptuous of my suggestions. We discussed our reservations about the contract quite openly.
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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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