Synonyms of 'definite'
firm, clear, and preciseIt's too soon to give a definite answer.
I asked him to be more specific.
I can't remember the exact words he used.
We will never know the precise details of his death.
What particular aspects of the job are you interested in?
express, , ,
I was warned not to leave my post without express orders.
explicit, , ,
songs containing explicit references to sexual activity
firm, clear, and preciseWe didn't have any definite proof.
It was a clear case of mistaken identity.
He left explicit instructions on how to set the alarm.
She won a clear-cut victory in yesterday's election.
unequivocal, , ,
Richardson's unequivocal commitment to fair play
firm, clear, and preciseThere has been a definite improvement.
These changes have had no noticeable effect on productivity.
marked, , ,
There has been a marked increase in crimes against property.
He bears a striking resemblance to Lenin.
Chomsky's father was a noted Hebrew scholar.
The paper has never been noted for its foreign affairs coverage.
This is a question of particular importance for us.
Stress is a particular problem for women.
It's obvious that he doesn't like me.
We have already spent a considerable amount of money on repairs.
He was a remarkable man.
The presence of a star is already apparent in the early film.
He spoke with evident emotion about his ordeal.
There was a distinct change in her attitude.
The most notable architectural feature of the town is its castle.
cases of manifest injustice
Her conspicuous lack of warmth confirmed that they were no longer friends.
known for certainShe is very definite about her feelings.
She's absolutely certain she's going to make it as a singer.
We were at a decided disadvantage.
sure, , ,
She was no longer sure what she thought about the situation.
I'm positive she said she'd be here.
I am confident that everything will come out right in time.
Our victory is assured; nothing can stop us.
Definite and definitive should be carefully distinguished. Definite indicates precision and firmness, as in a definite decision. Definitive includes these senses but also indicates conclusiveness. A definite answer indicates a clear and firm answer to a particular question; a definitive answer implies an authoritative resolution of a complex question.
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in the sense of apparent
readily seen or understoodThe presence of a star is already apparent in the early film.
much in evidence,
staring you in the face (informal),
plain as the nose on your face
in the sense of assured
certain to happenOur victory is assured; nothing can stop us.
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