One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I need a definite answer’
explicit, specific, express, precise, exact, defined, well defined, clear-cut
determined, fixed, established, confirmed, direct
concrete, hard, plain, outright
2‘there is definite evidence of decreasing per capita incomes’
certain, sure, positive, absolute, conclusive, decisive, firm, concrete, final, unambiguous, unequivocal, unquestionable, unarguable, clear, manifest, obvious, patent, unmistakable, proven
black and white, hard and fast, as plain as the nose on your face, as plain as daylight
guaranteed, settled, decided, assured
informal cut and dried
3‘she had a definite dislike for Robert's wife’
unmistakable, irrefutable, unequivocal, unambiguous, certain, undisputed, decided, marked, distinct, unquestioned, not in question, not in doubt
4‘some organizations occupy a definite geographical area’
fixed, marked, demarcated, delimited, stipulated, particular, circumscribed
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