Definition of definitely in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdef(ə)nətlē/


1Without doubt (used for emphasis): I will definitely be at the airport to meet you
More example sentences
  • He has no plans to move at the moment, but there is no doubt that both he and Ian are definitely in the wrong area.
  • Something was definitely wrong here and he was pretty sure he was going to hate it more than he was going to like it.
  • I knew that some of the correspondents were definitely heading to the wrong islands.
certainly, surely, for sure, unquestionably, without doubt, without question, undoubtedly, indubitably, positively, absolutely;
undeniably, unmistakably, plainly, clearly, obviously, patently, palpably, transparently, unequivocally
1.1In a definite manner; clearly: we couldn’t plan to go elsewhere until we had heard from you more definitely
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  • Some of us had instructions to wake up our parents and some of us had instructions definitely not to wake them.
  • So little is known of the original inhabitants that they cannot be definitely classified.
  • The flow of the stream is not sufficiently strong to wear out a channel having definitely well-marked sides.

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Syllabification: def·i·nite·ly

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