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ˈsɜr tn licer·tain·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word certainly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shootingadverb

    definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')

    "the results are surely encouraging"; "she certainly is a hard worker"; "it's going to be a good day for sure"; "they are coming, for certain"; "they thought he had been killed sure enough"; "he'll win sure as shooting"; "they sure smell good"; "sure he'll come"

Wiktionary

  1. certainlyadverb

    In a way which is certain; with certainty.

  2. certainlyadverb

    Without doubt, surely; of course.

  3. certainlyadverb

    An emphatic affirmative answer.

    Would you like it with ice? Certainly, and with lemon please.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Certainlyadverb

    without doubt or question; unquestionably

Editors Contribution

  1. certainlyadverb

    In a certain manner

    We certainly require some night rain for the garden and fields.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 30, 2020  

Suggested Resources

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #572

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #323

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Adverbs Frequency: #71

How to pronounce certainly?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of certainly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of certainly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of certainly in a Sentence

  1. New Jersey:

    So Joanne Chesimard, a cold-blooded cop-killer, convicted by a jury of her peers, in what is without question the fairest and most just criminal justice system in the world -- certainly much more just than anything that's happened in Cuba under the Castro brothers. She is now, according to an official of the Cuban government, persecuted.

  2. Nan Aron:

    Although I am certainly not arguing that date rape victims ask for it, when playing the modern dating game women have to understand and accept the consequences of their sexuality.

  3. Zoran Milojevic:

    I am very skeptical that they can pull it off quite frankly, however, if this were to happen, they would certainly jump a lot of hurdles, and join the proper playing field in African banking.

  4. Charles Adams:

    There is certainly the potential for harm to the integrity of the games but that risk already exists in a wholly unregulated shadow economy that exploits gamblers with usurious interest rates and robs them of any vehicle to seek redress if they are ripped off, most importantly, the current situation is a significant funding resource for organized crime. That ends with legalization.

  5. Kelly Moore:

    Right now, we just don't have the data to know how well the vaccines will work in these folks, and so we're going to need to be cautious at first because we know they are by far the most vulnerable to severe illness and death from Covid. We're going to play it really carefully until we know for sure that these vaccines will really be effective at protecting them, as we learn more and we see if the vaccine works really well in these groups, then certainly my hope is that we can help these folks reconnect with their families because they need each other.

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Translations for certainly

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  • بالتأكيد, بدون شك, بدون نقاش, من المؤكدArabic
  • әлбиттәBashkir
  • разбира се, несъмнено, безспорноBulgarian
  • certamentCatalan, Valencian
  • jistě, zajisté, nepochybně, určitěCzech
  • zweifellos, natürlich, gewiss, freilich, sicherlich, sicherGerman
  • βεβαίως, ασφαλώς, σίγουραGreek
  • ciertamente, sin duda, por supuestoSpanish
  • بطور محرزPersian
  • totta kai, epäilemättä, kyllä kiitos, todellakin, ilman muuta, varmastiFinnish
  • sans nul doute, pour sûr, sûrement, bien sûr, certainement, sans aucun doute, évidemmentFrench
  • בוודאי, בוודאותHebrew
  • अवश्यHindi
  • անշուշտ, իհարկե, անկասկածArmenian
  • certoInterlingua
  • certeIdo
  • certamenteItalian
  • もちろん, 絶対, 必ず, 確実, 全く, 確かに, その通りJapanese
  • 확실히Korean
  • ئه‌کیدKurdish
  • anaoa, apa ia, āpāiaMāori
  • beslist, voorzeker, en of, zeker, waarlijkDutch
  • zdecydowanie, z pewnością, na pewnoPolish
  • sem dúvida, certamentePortuguese
  • desigur, bineînțelesRomanian
  • несомненно, конечно, непременно, безусловно, навернякаRussian
  • несумњиво, dakako, свакако, svakako, sigurno, naravno, zacijelo, doista, nesumnjivo, наравно, дакакоSerbo-Croatian
  • நிச்சயமாகTamil
  • اوشیےUrdu

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