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decidedly Line breaks: de|cided¦ly
Pronunciation: /dɪˈsʌɪdɪdli/

Definition of decidedly in English:


1 [usually as submodifier] Undoubtedly; undeniably: he looked decidedly uncomfortable
More example sentences
  • The gatekeeper looked decidedly uncomfortable and stared down at the ground.
  • She was decidedly uncomfortable when she felt the warmth of his body next to hers.
  • I ended up occupying the end of the bar and nursing a Guinness and feeling decidedly uncomfortable.
distinctly, clearly, markedly, obviously, noticeably, unmistakably, patently, manifestly, expressly, emphatically, definitely, certainly, positively, absolutely, downright, undeniably, unquestionably, indisputably;
Northern English  right;
Scottish  unco;
French très
British informal jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair
North American informal real, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful
South African informal lekker
informal, , dated devilish, hellish
archaic exceeding, sore
2British In a decisive and confident way: ‘No,’ Donna said decidedly
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  • ‘If he goes, Michael, Katie, and I will go, too,’ she said decidedly.
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