Definition of definitely in English:

definitely

adverb

  • 1Without doubt (used for emphasis)

    ‘I will definitely be at the airport to meet you’
    • ‘I've been showing it to customers and some of them definitely identified it as a canary.’
    • ‘He has no plans to move at the moment, but there is no doubt that both he and Ian are definitely in the wrong area.’
    • ‘There will be definitely be some kind of retaliation but I'm not sure what it will be yet.’
    • ‘After all, it was pretty obvious to anyone that something was most definitely up.’
    • ‘This revelation is most definitely not spin, leaked as part of a Machiavellian plot.’
    • ‘There are certainly a lot of good things about the series and definitely some laughs.’
    • ‘I made sure that they were definitely gone before stepping out from my hiding place.’
    • ‘Something was definitely wrong here and he was pretty sure he was going to hate it more than he was going to like it.’
    • ‘Ten of his team are definitely travelling but there are doubts about the other two.’
    • ‘Celinda was quiet for a moment and Rain knew that there was definitely something wrong.’
    • ‘Yes, definitely, we started the game with a good tempo and created a number of chances.’
    • ‘It was definitely something to laugh about afterwards but certainly not at the time.’
    • ‘I can also play at left back or in midfield but right back is definitely my preferred position.’
    • ‘Yes, my use of the name Dave is definitely something to do with me wanting to be an ordinary bloke.’
    • ‘Mrs Patell says she definitely needs treatment, but she is not sure what to choose.’
    • ‘Had they not won all the seats they did, with the same voting numbers, he'd definitely be out.’
    • ‘It may be an age thing, but they definitely felt it improved their productivity.’
    • ‘She added that an increased police presence had definitely deterred gangs of youths.’
    • ‘Johnny could tell by the sound of her voice that something was definitely wrong.’
    • ‘I knew that some of the correspondents were definitely heading to the wrong islands.’
    certainly, surely, for sure, unquestionably, beyond doubt, without doubt, beyond question, without question, beyond any doubt, undoubtedly, indubitably, assuredly, positively, absolutely
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    1. 1.1 In a definite manner; clearly.
      ‘we couldn't plan to go elsewhere until we had heard from you more definitely’
      • ‘The flow of the stream is not sufficiently strong to wear out a channel having definitely well-marked sides.’
      • ‘Externally, the new genus Trigonostrophia differs from Rectotrophia principally in its more definitely triangular outline.’
      • ‘So little is known of the original inhabitants that they cannot be definitely classified.’
      • ‘In consequence, I expect you both tomorrow, in order to settle that matter definitely.’
      • ‘Some of us had instructions to wake up our parents and some of us had instructions definitely not to wake them.’
      • ‘The procedure is pretty barbaric and is not to be described here more definitely.’
      • ‘The judge ruled that, once a citizen has been definitely classified as an enemy combatant, he or she can be held without charges and without legal representation.’
      • ‘The powerful need to categorize human beings as definitely either male or female may necessitate surgery and hormonal treatment of the unfortunate individual who fits neither.’

Pronunciation

definitely

/ˈdɛf(ə)nətli//ˈdef(ə)nətlē/