definitely

  • 1 Definitely — Def i*nite*ly, adv. In a definite manner; with precision; precisely; determinately. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 definitely — index fairly (clearly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 definitely — 1580s, from DEFINITE (Cf. definite) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). As a colloquial emphatic word, attested by 1931 …

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  • 4 definitely — [adv] certainly absolutely, beyond any doubt, categorically, clearly, decidedly, doubtless, doubtlessly, easily, explicitly, expressly, far and away*, finally, indubitably, no ifs ands or buts about it*, obviously, plainly, positively,… …

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  • 5 definitely — ► ADVERB ▪ without doubt; certainly …

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  • 6 definitely — [[t]de̱fɪnɪtli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV GRADED: ADV before v, ADV with cl/group (emphasis) You use definitely to emphasize that something is the case, or to emphasize the strength of your intention or opinion. I m definitely going to get in touch with… …

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  • 7 definitely — definite, definitely have useful roles as emphasizing words, and should not be dismissed too readily as superfluous: • His expression was bland, unreadable, but there was a definite glint in his eye that made her pulse begin to race E. Richmond,… …

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  • 8 definitely — def|i|nite|ly S1 [ˈdefınıtli, ˈdefənıtli] adv without any doubt = ↑certainly ▪ Do you reckon Margot will be there? Definitely not . ▪ The hotel fitness centre is definitely worth a visit. ▪ I definitely need a holiday …

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  • 9 definitely — def|i|nite|ly [ defənıtli ] adverb ** 1. ) without any doubt: Your dessert is definitely the best one here. I m definitely not going to Ben s party tonight. 2. ) used for emphasizing that you mean yes : So we ll see you on Sunday at 7:00?… …

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  • 10 definitely */*/ — UK [ˈdef(ə)nətlɪ] / US [ˈdefənɪtlɪ] adverb 1) without any doubt Your dessert is definitely the best one here. That s definitely not the man I saw running away. 2) used for emphasizing that you mean yes So we ll see you on Sunday at 7 o clock?… …

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  • 11 definitely — adv. Definitely is used with these adjectives: ↑fishy, ↑ready, ↑true, ↑worth, ↑worthwhile Definitely is used with these verbs: ↑deserve, ↑establish, ↑help, ↑improve, ↑need, ↑ …

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  • 12 definitely*/*/ — [ˈdef(ə)nətli] adv 1) without any doubt I m definitely going to Ben s party.[/ex] 2) used for emphasizing that you mean ‘yes ‘So we ll see you on Sunday at 7 o clock? ‘Definitely! [/ex] …

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  • 13 definitely — /def euh nit lee/, adv. 1. in a definite manner; unambiguously. 2. unequivocally; positively. interj. 3. (used to express complete agreement or strong affirmation): Are you starting your diet tomorrow? Definitely! [1575 85; DEFINITE + LY] Syn. 1 …

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  • 14 definitely — adverb /dɛf.ɪnət.li/ Without question and beyond doubt. The mother definitely has love for her child …

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  • 15 definitely — adverb it was definitely a case of exploiting child labor Syn: certainly, surely, for sure, unquestionably, without doubt, without question, undoubtedly, indubitably, positively, absolutely; undeniably, unmistakably, plainly, clearly, obviously,… …

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  • 16 definitely — adv. & int. adv. 1 in a definite manner. 2 certainly; without doubt (they were definitely there). int. colloq. yes, certainly …

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  • 17 definitely — adverb see definite …

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  • 18 definitely — See absolutely …

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  • 19 definitely — Synonyms and related words: absolutely, and no mistake, apparently, apprehensibly, articulately, assuredly, at all events, at any rate, by all means, categorically, certainly, clearly, coherently, comprehensibly, concretely, conspicuously, dead,… …

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  • 20 definitely — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clearly, unmistakably, unquestionably, positively; see surely . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) adv. absolutely, positively, surely, certainly, doubtless, without question, indubitably, categorically, *no ifs, ands or… …

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