baldly


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Related to baldly: intriguingly, straightaway, shabbily

bald

 (bôld)
adj. bald·er, bald·est
1. Lacking hair on the head.
2. Lacking a natural or usual covering: a bald spot on the lawn.
3. Lacking treads: a bald tire.
4. Zoology Having white feathers or markings on the head, as in some birds or mammals.
5. Lacking ornamentation; unadorned.
6. Undisguised; blunt: a bald statement of policy.

[Middle English balled, probably from bal, ball; see ball1. Sense 4, perhaps partly of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh bal, having a white streak on the forehead (of horses), Irish ball, spot, mark, and English blaze, white mark on the face of an animal; see blaze2.]

bald′ly adv.
bald′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.baldly - in a bald manner; "this book is, to put it baldly, an uneven work."
Translations
بصلراحه، بِصراحَه، بصورةٍِ جافَّه
strozesuše
enkelt og klart
umbúîalaust
stroho
dazlak bir şekildeyalın bir şekilde

baldly

[ˈbɔːldlɪ] ADV (fig) [state] → sin rodeos

baldly

[ˈbɔːldli] adv (= bluntly) [state, say] → sans détour

baldly

adv (fig) (= bluntly)unverblümt, unumwunden; (= roughly)grob, knapp

baldly

[ˈbɔːldlɪ] advsenza tanti complimenti

bald

(boːld) adjective
1. (of people) with little or no hair on the head. a bald head; He is going bald (= becoming bald).
2. (of birds, animals) without feathers, fur etc. a bald patch on the dog's back.
3. bare or plain. a bald statement of the facts.
ˈbaldness noun
ˈbalding adjective
becoming bald.
ˈbaldly adverb
in a plain or bare way. He answered her questions baldly.
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Yet his style, for the most part devoid alike of artifice and art, almost baldly simple and direct, seems hardly compatible with the disingenuousness of a merely literary intention; one would call it the manner of one more concerned for the fruits of research than for the flowers of expression.
And that's not all--twenty years ago he would have found in that literature traces of conflict with authorities, with the creeds of the ages; he would have perceived from this conflict that there was something else; but now he comes at once upon a literature in which the old creeds do not even furnish matter for discussion, but it is stated baldly that there is nothing else--evolution, natural selection, struggle for existence--and that's all.
I state these things simply and somewhat baldly; I might easily refine upon them, and study that subtle effect for good and for evil which young people are always receiving from the fiction they read; but this its not the time or place for the inquiry, and I only wish to own that so far as I understand it, the chief part of my ethical experience has been from novels.
The news was told baldly without any remarks upon it, and when there was not enough news it was the fashion to fill up the space with chapters from the Bible.
I do not hesitate to state, baldly, that any war which would recall us to arms would be welcome!" (Tremendous applause!) "But war, gentlemen, is impossible under existing circumstances; and, however we may desire it, many years may elapse before our cannon shall again thunder in the field of battle.
He was determined to put the case baldly, without vain recrimination or excuse.
Baldly as he had stated it, in his eyes was a rich vision of that hot, starry night at Salina Cruz, the white strip of beach, the lights of the sugar steamers in the harbor, the voices of the drunken sailors in the distance, the jostling stevedores, the flaming passion in the Mexican's face, the glint of the beast-eyes in the starlight, the sting of the steel in his neck, and the rush of blood, the crowd and the cries, the two bodies, his and the Mexican's, locked together, rolling over and over and tearing up the sand, and from away off somewhere the mellow tinkling of a guitar.
But in the majority of cases these sources provided him only with bare or even crude sketches, and perhaps nothing furnishes clearer proof of his genius than the way in which he has seen the human significance in stories baldly and wretchedly told, where the figures are merely wooden types, and by the power of imagination has transformed them into the greatest literary masterpieces, profound revelations of the underlying forces of life.
I will merely state baldly that John Cavendish reserved his defence, and was duly committed for trial.
Unidentified with anyone in this narrative where the aspects of honour and shame are remote from the ideas of the Western world, and taking my stand on the ground of common humanity, it is for that very reason that I feel a strange reluctance to state baldly here what every reader has most likely already discovered himself.
Twice or thrice yearly C25 would send in a little story, baldly told but most interesting, and generally - it was checked by the statements of R17 and M4 - quite true.
"Those are the main facts of the case, stripped of all surmise, and stated as baldly as possible.