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apertus adj. with comp. and sup.

P. of aperio, without covering, uncovered: magna corporis pars, Cs.: locus: naves, not decked: caelo invectus aperto, unclouded, V.: aperta serena prospicere, V.Unclosed, open, not shut: nihil non istius cupiditati apertissimum: (milites), without breastworks, Cs.: aditus ad moenia, L.: aequor, O.: latus, exposed, H.: Alpes, i. e. a way through, V.: nostros latere aperto adgressi, on the exposed flank, Cs.—Poet.: Mars, an open fight, O.—As subst n., the open, a clear space: per apertum fugientes, H.: castris in aperto positis, L.—Fig., open, avowed, plain, clear, manifest: latrocinium: simultates: pericula, V.: rabies, H.: quis apertior in iudicium adductus? more plainly guilty: rivi, common (opp. Pindaricus fons), H.: magis magisque in aperto esse, to be evident, S.: agere memoratu digna pronum magisque in aperto erat, easier, Ta. — Of character, frank, open, candid: pectus: cognovi te apertiorem in dicendo.—Outspoken, audacious. ut semper fuit apertissimus.

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