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definitely
American English: /ˈdɛf(ə)nətli/
British English: /ˈdɛfɪnətli/

Translation of definitely in Spanish:

adverb

  • 1.1 (without doubt) it's definitely true/an improvement
    no hay duda de que es cierto/una mejora
    es indudablemente cierto/una mejora
    I'd definitely support the party if asked
    si me lo pidieran, no dudaría en dar mi apoyo al partido
    he definitely said we should meet here
    seguro que dijo que nos encontráramos aquí
    she's definitely smarter than he is
    es decididamente más inteligente que él
    is she coming? — definitely
    ¿viene? — sí, seguro or segurísimo
    1.2 (definitively)
    (arrange/agree)
    definitivamente
    let's decide definitely on a day
    vamos a fijar or decidir un día en forma definitiva
    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.
    Example sentences
    • The procedure is pretty barbaric and is not to be described here more definitely.
    • Externally, the new genus Trigonostrophia differs from Rectotrophia principally in its more definitely triangular outline.
    • The judge ruled that, once a citizen has been definitely classified as an enemy combatant, he or she can be held without charges and without legal representation.
    1.3 (firmly)
    (act)
    con firmeza

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