overtly overtly  /oʊ ˈvɜrt li/


  • (adv) in an overt manner


  1. It wasis arrogantly huge, overtly militaristic, openly scornful of the common good.
  2. Damon is terrific in the role--all-knowing, never overtly expressing a feeling.
  3. What's compelling about these acts is that they are not overtly focused on chart topping.


  1. Amy Dickinson: Youngsters' move to heal rift upsets her

    My husband has an unmarried sister with whom he has never gotten along. Over time the animosity toward him was transferred to me and our children. For 20 years she was overtly nasty to all of us, especially the children, causing them significant distress. Suffice it to say, she was never close to our family.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Air Force Pulls ‘So God Created a First Sergeant’ YouTube Video Over ‘Christian Overtones’

    TRENTON – A video tribute to first sergeants was recently removed from the YouTube channel of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey following complaints over the overtly Christian content in the production, reports state. The video was based on a poem written by Chaplain Douglas Hess and was written in the vein of a piece narrated [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Christian News Network


  1. "There's nothing overtly obvious in the tape that would suggest this is a trigger for an attack," Ms Townsend said.
    on Sep 10, 2007 By: Frances Fragos Townsend Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The Media Expo is the first time all 10 bidders will be in the one room overtly presenting their bids," FFA chief executive Ben Buckley said. "FIFA has set a level playing field by giving each of us guidelines to adhere to. But we believe...
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Ben Buckley Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Besides the price tag of a special election, Ali says there is a "less overtly stated" argument.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Saqib Ali Source: The Associated Press

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