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  1. in no way uncertain or ambiguous; unquestionable; unmistakable: a decided victory.
  2. free from hesitation or wavering; resolute; determined: a decided approach to a problem.
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Origin of decided

First recorded in 1780–90; decide + -ed2
Related formsde·cid·ed·ly, adverbde·cid·ed·ness, nounpre·de·cid·ed, adjectivewell-de·cid·ed, adjective


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1. undeniable, indisputable, positive, certain, pronounced, definite, sure, indubitable. 2. resolved, unhesitating, unwavering.


1, 2. uncertain.
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  • Decidedly, Dick had been a godsend, and his absence would be a calamity.


    William J. Locke

  • "But I do," said he so decidedly, that the girl looked at him surprised.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • But if few in number, the gathering was decidedly formidable in appearance.

  • Decidedly, the time had come when definite action should not be delayed.


    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • This wood is stated to be decidedly superior to the last named.

British Dictionary definitions for decidedly


adjective (prenominal)
  1. unmistakablea decided improvement
  2. determined; resolutea girl of decided character
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Derived Formsdecidedly, adverbdecidedness, noun
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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.

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