definitely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

definite +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛf.ɪnɪt.li/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛf.ɪnɪt.li/, /ˈdɛf.ənɪt.li/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

definitely (comparative more definitely, superlative most definitely)

  1. Without question and beyond doubt.
    The mother definitely has love for her child.
  2. In a definite manner; decisively.
    • Nikolai Gogol, The Nose (in translation)
      And the Nose definitely turned away.

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