Definition of decidedly in English:

decidedly

adverb

  • 1usually as submodifier Undoubtedly; undeniably.

    ‘he looked decidedly uncomfortable’
    • ‘GM now earns less per vehicle than Ford or Chrysler: a decidedly unsustainable position.’
    • ‘It seems some of the Scottish press didn't like the decidedly downbeat conclusion of the feature.’
    • ‘The gatekeeper looked decidedly uncomfortable and stared down at the ground.’
    • ‘It sounds decidedly unromantic but when it comes to practicality, Grevett has hit the nail on the head.’
    • ‘We gave him and his male co-workers a brief summary, but they were decidedly unimpressed.’
    • ‘The movie has its heart in the right place, but the result is a decidedly mixed bag.’
    • ‘In fact the eventual winners were looking decidedly shaky at this stage.’
    • ‘I ended up occupying the end of the bar and nursing a Guinness and feeling decidedly uncomfortable.’
    • ‘Tech Review has taken a look at the CPU prices this week and noticed a decidedly upward trend.’
    • ‘In fact, some studies have shown that youth crime has taken a decidedly downward turn.’
    • ‘The two gentlemen who were operating the roulette table were looking decidedly worried.’
    • ‘The result is an honest record that is as compelling as it is decidedly uncommercial.’
    • ‘She was decidedly uncomfortable when she felt the warmth of his body next to hers.’
    • ‘Due to environmental conditions this risk was decidedly lower than in previous years.’
    • ‘As with the team, the report is positive overall, but decidedly mixed.’
    • ‘It was such an intimate and caring gesture that it made me decidedly uncomfortable.’
    • ‘Some of the football, especially in the opening half, was decidedly moderate.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The lacklustre script gives the actors nothing to do and the villain is decidedly bland.’
    • ‘Whatever its origins, sticky toffee pudding is decidedly British and is certainly a treat worth making properly.’
    distinctly, clearly, markedly, obviously, noticeably, unmistakably, patently, manifestly, expressly, emphatically, definitely, certainly, positively, absolutely, downright, undeniably, unquestionably, indisputably
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  • 2British In a decisive and confident way.

    ‘‘No,’ Donna said decidedly’
    • ‘‘If he goes, Michael, Katie, and I will go, too,’ she said decidedly.’

Pronunciation

decidedly

/dɪˈsʌɪdɪdli/