in a clear manner: It is difficult to explain complex matters clearly.
without equivocation; decidedly: It is clearly out of the question to drop the case.
Origin: 1250–1300;Middle Englishclerli. See clear, -ly
Synonyms 1. plainly, understandably. Clearly, definitely, distinctly, evidently imply the way in which something is plainly understood or understandable. Clearly suggests without doubt or obscurity: expressed clearly.Definitely means explicitly; with precision: definitely phrased.Distinctly means without blurring or confusion: distinctly enunciated.Evidently means patently, unquestionably: evidently an error.