Definition of Certainly

1. Adverb. Definitely or positively ('sure' is sometimes used informally for 'surely'). "Sure he'll come"

Exact synonyms: For Certain, For Sure, Sure, Sure As Shooting, Sure Enough, Surely
Language type: Colloquialism
Partainyms: Certain, Sure



Definition of Certainly

1. adv. Without doubt or question; unquestionably.

Definition of Certainly

1. Adverb. In a way which is certain; with certainty. ¹

2. Adverb. Without doubt, surely; of course. ¹

3. Adverb. An emphatic affirmative answer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Certainly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Certainly

cerotype
cerotypes
cerous
cerrial
cerriped
cerripede
cerris
cerrises
cert
cert.
certain
certain(a)
certain(p)
certainer
certainest
certainly (current term)
certainness
certainties
certainty
certamen
certation
certayne
certaynely
certeine
certeinely
certes
certie
certifiable
certifiables
certifiably

Literary usage of Certainly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"19) of the Old Harbour of Corfu, showing a small island, which certainly strongly suggests a half-submerged vessel and might easily be mistaken for one if ..."

2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1882)
"suffering almost as much, certainly with less self-provocation and greater fortitude. CHAPTER XII. ELINOR now found the difference between the expectation ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"... taken up with misfortunes, and griefs, and complaints : much more shall we forbid them to imitate one that is ill, or in love, or in labour. certainly ..."

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