- in no way uncertain or ambiguous; unquestionable; unmistakable: a decided victory.
- free from hesitation or wavering; resolute; determined: a decided approach to a problem.
Origin of decided
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Examples from the Web for decidedly
That is decidedly not to say that politics and economics are irrelevant.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
One green-eyed man, nicknamed “Cai the Roman,” became an instant celebrity due to his decidedly Roman physical characteristics.The Chinese Town Descended From Romans?
December 4, 2014
But for Carter, this is a capstone to a career spent in the decidedly unsexy corridors of Pentagon power.Ashton Carter, the Wonk Who Would Lead the Pentagon
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 2, 2014
It can be bad enough to have your clothes described in the decidedly unsexy way as “plus-size.”Let’s Get Rid of ‘Plus-Size’ for Good
November 12, 2014
Outside the United States and Western Europe, however, the picture is decidedly mixed.It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country
November 11, 2014
Decidedly, Dick had been a godsend, and his absence would be a calamity.Viviette
William J. Locke
"But I do," said he so decidedly, that the girl looked at him surprised.Rico and Wiseli
But if few in number, the gathering was decidedly formidable in appearance.Quaint Courtships
Decidedly, the time had come when definite action should not be delayed.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
This wood is stated to be decidedly superior to the last named.
- unmistakablea decided improvement
- determined; resolutea girl of decided character
Word Origin and History for decidedly
"resolute," 1790, past participle adjective from decide. A decided victory is one whose reality is not in doubt; a decisive one goes far toward settling some issue. Related: Decidedly.