Distinctly vs Openly - What's the difference?

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Distinctly is a related term of openly.

As adverbs the difference between distinctly and openly

is that distinctly is in a distinct manner while openly is in an open manner, visibly, not covertly.




(en adverb)
  • In a distinct manner.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=17 citation , passage=Commander Birch was a trifle uneasy when he found there was more than a popple on the sea; it was, in fact, distinctly choppy.}}
  • * 2007 , Stephen R. Donaldson, Fatal Revenant , ISBN 978-0-399-15446-1, p. 192,
  • "Aloud," he said distinctly, "the Seven Words are spoken thus. Melenkurion abatha. Duroc minas mill. Harad khabaal. "


    * indistinctly




    (en adverb)
  • In an open manner, visibly, not covertly.
  • *
  • Nevertheless, without openly admitting it, he was devoted to Boxer;
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 26 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits : , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=The openly ridiculous plot has The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) scheming to win the Pirate Of The Year competition, even though he’s a terrible pirate, far outclassed by rivals voiced by Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek. }}