Definition of definitely in English:

definitely

adverb

  • 1Without doubt (used for emphasis)

    ‘I will definitely be at the airport to meet you’
    • ‘Celinda was quiet for a moment and Rain knew that there was definitely something wrong.’
    • ‘I knew that some of the correspondents were definitely heading to the wrong islands.’
    • ‘I made sure that they were definitely gone before stepping out from my hiding place.’
    • ‘I can also play at left back or in midfield but right back is definitely my preferred position.’
    • ‘This revelation is most definitely not spin, leaked as part of a Machiavellian plot.’
    • ‘There will be definitely be some kind of retaliation but I'm not sure what it will be yet.’
    • ‘Yes, my use of the name Dave is definitely something to do with me wanting to be an ordinary bloke.’
    • ‘Had they not won all the seats they did, with the same voting numbers, he'd definitely be out.’
    • ‘Mrs Patell says she definitely needs treatment, but she is not sure what to choose.’
    • ‘Ten of his team are definitely travelling but there are doubts about the other two.’
    • ‘Something was definitely wrong here and he was pretty sure he was going to hate it more than he was going to like it.’
    • ‘After all, it was pretty obvious to anyone that something was most definitely up.’
    • ‘There are certainly a lot of good things about the series and definitely some laughs.’
    • ‘It was definitely something to laugh about afterwards but certainly not at the time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yes, definitely, we started the game with a good tempo and created a number of chances.’
    • ‘Johnny could tell by the sound of her voice that something was definitely wrong.’
    • ‘I've been showing it to customers and some of them definitely identified it as a canary.’
    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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So little is known of the original inhabitants that they cannot be definitely classified.’
      • ‘Some of us had instructions to wake up our parents and some of us had instructions definitely not to wake them.’
      • ‘In consequence, I expect you both tomorrow, in order to settle that matter definitely.’
      • ‘The procedure is pretty barbaric and is not to be described here more definitely.’

Pronunciation

definitely

/ˈdɛf(ə)nətli//ˈdef(ə)nətlē/