decidedly vs definitely what difference

what is difference between decidedly and definitely

English

Etymology

From decided +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsaɪdɪdli/

Adverb

decidedly (comparative more decidedly, superlative most decidedly)

  1. In a manner which leaves little question; definitely, clearly.
    In a decidedly petulant manner she sat with crossed arms and a frown.
  2. In a decided or final manner; resolutely.
    • 1914, Saki, ‘The Lull’, Beasts and Superbeasts:
      ‘We can’t,’ said Vera decidedly, ‘we haven’t any boats and we’re cut off by a raging torrent from any human habitation.’

Translations



English

Etymology

definite +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛf.ɪnɪt.li/, /ˈdɛf.ənɪt.li/, /ˈdɛf.nɪt.li/

Adverb

definitely (comparative more definitely, superlative most definitely)

  1. Without question and beyond doubt.
    She said she wasn’t coming, definitely.
  2. In a definite manner; decisively.
    • 1912, Joseph Conrad, A Personal Record Chapter IV
      It was really impossible on board that ship to get away definitely from Almayer
    • 1916, Claud Field (translator), Nikolai Gogol, The Nose, (1836)
      And the Nose definitely turned away.
    • 2003, Herbert Mitgang, Once Upon a Time in New York (page 187)
      And these Elders were men of good standing in that community, and they swore definitely before the counsel that this lady committed this impropriety, and there was nobody to gainsay that, except the lady herself, []

Translations

See also

  • definitively
  • absolutely

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