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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
1575-1585
1575-85; definite + -ly
Synonyms
1. See clearly. 2. absolutely, certainly.
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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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