Definition of rankly in US English:

rankly

adverb

  • See rank

    • ‘The weeds growing rankly by the roadside showed it in blots and splashes on their big, broad leaves.’
    • ‘Sports equipment smells rankly in one corner, piled in a haphazard heap.’
    • ‘My reading companion is hairy, dirty, rankly fragrant, with holes in his dusty black jeans.’
    • ‘They are self-styled leaders who garner some following through rankly nefarious means.’
    • ‘It is so rankly deceitful that even he would blush to be involved.’

Pronunciation

rankly

/ˈræŋkli//ˈraNGklē/