Definition of overtly in English:

overtly

adverb

  • Without concealment or secrecy; openly.

    ‘the selection policy was not overtly stated’
    as submodifier ‘some of the narrative is overtly sexual’
    • ‘Well, I don't think overtly commercial large-budget films offer the viewers/fans much.’
    • ‘Somewhere in the world, the US has been more or less continuously at war, overtly or covertly, since 1945.’
    • ‘Ultimately, both chains seem to be losing out to rivals that appeal overtly to the more health-conscious.’
    • ‘The government's response to the firefighters' demands has been overtly hostile from the outset.’
    • ‘Many of Alexander's architectural achievements in Rome were overtly political gestures.’
    • ‘The doctor's statement is so overtly sexist that I don't feel the need to elaborate any further.’
    • ‘The reason for doing something symbolic rather than overtly religious is that we're not just talking to a church audience.’
    • ‘Those views, though misguided, were not overtly racist.’
    • ‘For the first time in a lot of years, the governor has stepped overtly into political affairs.’
    • ‘The stylistic range of this work is broad, and the content is not always overtly African American.’

Pronunciation

overtly

/ˈəʊvəːtli/