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definitely

[def-uh-nit-lee] /ˈdɛf ə nɪt li/
adverb
1.
in a clear and definite manner; unambiguously.
2.
unequivocally; positively.
interjection
3.
(used to express complete agreement or strong affirmation):
Are you starting your diet tomorrow? Definitely!
Origin of definitely
1575-1585
1575-85; definite + -ly
Synonyms
1. See clearly. 2. absolutely, certainly.
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  • He was conscious that he must decline now, and definitely, and the insistence of her request made the duty harder every second.

    Cynthia Leonard Merrick
  • At least the responsibility can thus be definitely assigned.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Howitt believes that the ceremony is performed by the men of the totem, but is not prepared to say so definitely.

  • She did not comprehend that Martin definitely did not want it changed.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Not that the reaction is so definitely formulated in the moment of experience; but this is something of what is felt.

    The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for definitely

definitely

/ˈdɛfɪnɪtlɪ/
adverb
1.
in a definite manner
2.
(sentence modifier) certainly: he said he was coming, definitely
sentence substitute
3.
unquestionably: used to confirm an assumption by a questioner
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Word Origin and History for definitely
adv.

1580s, from definite + -ly (2). As a colloquial emphatic word, attested by 1931.

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