archly archly  /ˈɑrtʃ li/


  • (adv) in_an_arch_manner; with playful slyness or roguishness


  1. It's the story of Niko Bellic, an Eastern European soldier-for-hire fighting his way up the organized crime ladder in an archly satirical version of New Yo I mean, Liberty City.
  2. It is hard to see how any narrative on the subject could avoid being either dogged and dull or archly ironic and malicious.


  • Pac-12 weekend rewind: Week 2

    Taking stock of Week 2 in the Pac-12. Team of the week: It was inevitable that Washington State's 10-7 win at USC was going to end up being an archly negative referendum on Trojans coach Lane Kiffin, rather than a celebration of the Cougars' advancement, but the Cougs still had to make the plays to win the game. And they did. Washington State hinted at Auburn in the opener that it would be a ...
    on September 9, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

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