One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Without any extra detail or explanation; plainly; bluntly.‘'I really needed the cash,' she says baldly’‘it seems enough to state the facts baldly’
- ‘The moment of her death was the most baldly sentimental moment in the narrative.’
- ‘I went so far as to admit this fact baldly in a recent declaration which was commented upon most strangely.’
- ‘I cannot think of any politician today who would give bad news so baldly.’
- ‘He baldly stated that history was about politics and the state, and nothing else.’
- ‘Today, few colleges baldly award honorary degrees to benefactors.’
- ‘Stated baldly, the proposition makes no sense.’
- ‘His actions are so baldly out of character that it was funny.’
- ‘Her motives seem baldly obvious.’
- ‘Of course, if you put it as baldly as that, people will just laugh and ignore you.’
- ‘Three or four shops openly sell endangered-species pelts, one place baldly calling itself the Snow Leopard Shop.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.