Definition of basely in English:

basely

adverb

  • See base

    • ‘Some observers interpret these symbols cynically, as opportunistic, basely commercial, unquestioningly nationalistic expressions of pro-war sentiment.’
    • ‘See how men, who have been well-trained, prefer to receive a blow rather than basely avoid it!’
    • ‘In such countries, the master acts as basely towards his prince as his slave does towards himself - civil slavery is linked to political slavery.’
    • ‘How could a man of such a lofty ethical character stoop so basely?’
    • ‘Can she who professed delicacy of sentiment and sincere regard for me, use me so very basely and so very cruelly?’

Pronunciation

basely

/ˈbeɪsli/