- 1Undoubtedly; definitely; surely: the prestigious address certainly adds to the firm’s appeal it certainly isn’t worth risking your lifeMore example sentences
- It may be true of good wine, but it is certainly not true of a good sommelier.
- On the other hand, if it turns out to be true, they certainly can claim to have been the first to mention it.
- It is certainly not true to say that trains do not stop in Guiseley because they are already full.
- 1.1(In answer to a question or command) yes; by all means: “A good idea,” she agreed. “Certainly!”More example sentences
- "Certainly, madam," he replied.
- "Why, certainly," replied Hardin, amiably. "We're all scholars more or less."
- "Why certainly. This one here, this cute plushie, is great for girls of that age."