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certainly meaning

EN[ˈsɝtn̩li] [ˈsɜːtn̩li]
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WCertainly

    Definition of certainly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore certainlySUPmost certainlySUF-ly
    1. In a way which is certain; with certainty.
      1. Without doubt, surely.
        1. The accident was certainly caused by human error. ‎
        2. That was certainly sweet of him. ‎
        3. You may certainly join us for dinner. ‎
      2. An emphatic affirmative answer; of course.
        1. Would you like it with ice?  Certainly, and with lemon please. ‎
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Among ethnologists what is certainly an idiographic approach is often pursued with the most ascetic toughmindedness. Where fact reigns supreme, any attempt at theory may appear tenderminded.
        • It's a crummy idea, and I certainly hope it does not catch on.
        • His method certainly goes against the grain, but it is unquestionably effective.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Certainly FDR was a master of his own kind of whitemail and practiced it on the likes of Harry Hopkins.
        • Certainly with the faculty, you have people who are operagoers and symphonygoers.
        • Certainly the wishful dreaming of the passive film-goer is exploited by the film producer — but why does the film-goer permit himself to be controlled by his wishful dreaming?
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Phrasebook
          • Responses
        • Adverbs
          • Sentence adverbs
            • Modal adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ly

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en certainty
          2. fr certains
          3. fr certaine
          4. en captainly
          5. fr certaines
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of certainly for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "certainly" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasebook. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a sentence adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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