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1[usually as submodifier] Undoubtedly; undeniably:‘he looked decidedly uncomfortable’
distinctly, clearly, markedly, obviously, noticeably, unmistakably, patently, manifestly, expressly, emphatically, definitely, certainly, positively, absolutely, downright, undeniably, unquestionably, indisputablyextremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, uncommonly, unusually, singularly, particularly, especiallyrightuncotrèsterrifically, tremendously, desperately, devilishly, ultra, mucho, mega, majorlyjolly, ever so, dead, well, fairreal, mighty, awful, plumb, powerfullekkerdevilish, hellishexceeding, soreView synonyms
- ‘Some of the football, especially in the opening half, was decidedly moderate.’
- ‘The lacklustre script gives the actors nothing to do and the villain is decidedly bland.’
- ‘The gatekeeper looked decidedly uncomfortable and stared down at the ground.’
- ‘The movie has its heart in the right place, but the result is a decidedly mixed bag.’
- ‘Due to environmental conditions this risk was decidedly lower than in previous years.’
- ‘Tech Review has taken a look at the CPU prices this week and noticed a decidedly upward trend.’
- ‘It seems some of the Scottish press didn't like the decidedly downbeat conclusion of the feature.’
- ‘Whatever its origins, sticky toffee pudding is decidedly British and is certainly a treat worth making properly.’
- ‘I ended up occupying the end of the bar and nursing a Guinness and feeling decidedly uncomfortable.’
- ‘The result is an honest record that is as compelling as it is decidedly uncommercial.’
- ‘We gave him and his male co-workers a brief summary, but they were decidedly unimpressed.’
- ‘I think he just has a bit of a cold, as his eyes are a bit watery, he is definitely lacking energy and vim and he is decidedly grumpy.’
- ‘In fact, some studies have shown that youth crime has taken a decidedly downward turn.’
- ‘It sounds decidedly unromantic but when it comes to practicality, Grevett has hit the nail on the head.’
- ‘The two gentlemen who were operating the roulette table were looking decidedly worried.’
- ‘As with the team, the report is positive overall, but decidedly mixed.’
- ‘GM now earns less per vehicle than Ford or Chrysler: a decidedly unsustainable position.’
- ‘She was decidedly uncomfortable when she felt the warmth of his body next to hers.’
- ‘In fact the eventual winners were looking decidedly shaky at this stage.’
- ‘It was such an intimate and caring gesture that it made me decidedly uncomfortable.’
2British In a decisive and confident way:‘‘No,’ Donna said decidedly’
- ‘‘If he goes, Michael, Katie, and I will go, too,’ she said decidedly.’
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