- in a clear and definite manner; unambiguously.
- unequivocally; positively.
- (used to express complete agreement or strong affirmation): Are you starting your diet tomorrow? Definitely!
Origin of definitely
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1. See clearly. 2. absolutely, certainly.
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“Now they will definitely lock Navalny in prison,” one of the women in the crowd said.Russia’s Rebel In Chief Escapes House Arrest
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Now, it is the most traditional and celebrated Christmas cake in Germany—and definitely not associated with fasting.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
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But in a moment she bowed her head and was definitely conquered.The Dream
At least the responsibility can thus be definitely assigned.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
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She did not comprehend that Martin definitely did not want it changed.Dust
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The movements and acts of everyone had been definitely planned.
So the Honourable George and I were definitely apart for the first time in our lives.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
- in a definite manner
- (sentence modifier) certainlyhe said he was coming, definitely
- unquestionably: used to confirm an assumption by a questioner
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Word Origin and History for definitely
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