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  • adv. in a definitive manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a definitive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Determinately; positively; expressly.
  • Finally; conclusively: as, the points between the parties are definitively settled.
  • So as to have or exist in a definitive location (which see, under definitive).


definitive +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)



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  • Because you didn't want to sound like an oafish store clerk?

    December 22, 2006

  • I was telling my wife about a conversation I had with a store clerk, and I used the word definitively, and she asked if the clerk really said "definitively". I had to think for a moment to realize that no, what he was said was "for sure". Why would I do that? It was totally unintentional.

    December 22, 2006