Definitions for definitelyˈdɛf ə nɪt li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

def•i•nite•lyˈdɛf ə nɪt li(adv.)

  1. in a definite manner; unambiguously.

  2. unequivocally; positively.

  3. (interj.)(used to express complete agreement or strong affirmation.)

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decidedly, unquestionably, emphatically, definitely, in spades, by all odds(adverb)

    without question and beyond doubt

    "it was decidedly too expensive"; "she told him off in spades"; "by all odds they should win"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. definitely(adverb)ˈdɛf ə nɪt li

    in a definite way

    We're definitely not going.; It's definitely a movie you would like.

  2. definitelyˈdɛf ə nɪt li

    emphasizes that you mean "yes"

    "Would you like to come?" "Definitely!"


  1. definitely(Adverb)

    Without question and beyond doubt.

    The mother definitely has love for her child.

  2. definitely(Adverb)

    In a definite manner; decisively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Definitely(adverb)

    in a definite manner; with precision; precisely; determinately

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'definitely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4018

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'definitely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #871

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'definitely' in Adverbs Frequency: #238

Translations for definitely

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


clearly or certainly

She definitely said I wasn't to wait; Her dress is definitely not red.

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