Certainly definition

sûrtn-lē
Undoubtedly; definitely.

This is certainly not my writing.

adverb
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Surely.

They certainly are hard workers.

adverb
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Without doubt, surely.

The accident was certainly caused by human error.

That was certainly sweet of him.

You may certainly join us for dinner.

adverb
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By all means; of course.

You may certainly join us.

adverb
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The definition of certainly is absolutely or definitely.

An example of certainly used as an adverb is in the sentence, "We will certainly buy some cookies," which means "We will absolutely buy some cookies."

adverb
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An emphatic affirmative answer; of course.

Would you like it with ice? Certainly, and with lemon please.

adverb
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Beyond a doubt; surely.
adverb
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In a way which is certain; with certainty.
adverb
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Yes.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
certainly
Superlative:
most-certainly

Origin of certainly