Certainly meaning

sûr'tn-lē
Undoubtedly; definitely.

This is certainly not my writing.

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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."

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Surely.

They certainly are hard workers.

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By all means; of course.

You may certainly join us.

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In a way which is certain; with certainty.
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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.

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An emphatic affirmative answer; of course.

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

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Beyond a doubt; surely.
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Yes.
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Origin of certainly