definitely

definitely def∙in∙ite∙ly adv. 1. (informal) a way of emphasizing that sth is true and that there is no doubt about it • 肯定;没问题;当然;确实:
»I definitely remember sending the letter.
我记得这封信肯定发出去了。
»ˈWas it what you expected?ˈ ˈYes, definitely.ˈ
"那是你所期待的吗?" "当然是。"
»ˈDo you plan to have children?ˈ ˈDefinitely not!ˈ
"你们打算要孩子吗?" "没这个打算!"
»Some old people want help; others most definitely do not.
有些老人想要得到帮助,有些却根本不需要。
2. in a way that is certain or that shows that you are certain • 确切地;明确地;清楚地:
»The date of the move has not been definitely decided yet (= it may change).
搬迁日期还未完全确定下来。
»Please say definitely whether you will be coming or not.
请说清楚,你来还是不来。
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['definitli]
adv. 明確地, 乾脆地

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