Definition of 'certainly'
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There is certainly a buzz about the club once again. The Sun (2016)They certainly looked like a side struggling to match their endeavour with quality. The Sun (2016)This is almost certainly a correct judgment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You are certainly getting better returns in that sense. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can certainly say that again. The Sun (2016)Which, when it comes to researching for roles certainly makes a change for me. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We're certainly not leaving much for archaeologists of the future to go on. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The variety of the role certainly keeps me awake and alert, much better than the coffee in the kitchen does. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Usually when players let their standards drop they don't recover - certainly not without being sold. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This would certainly appear to be the mentality he has nurtured in his new breed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Writers certainly enjoy messing about with chronology. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The sprig taken from this man certainly looks like a fir tree. The Sun (2009)This lot could already speak the lingo enough to understand almost certainly complex comedic propositions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You will certainly have to get in and out of cars. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)It certainly keeps you sharp if people are breathing down your neck. The Sun (2013)There was certainly much to keep them apart. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The low costs of comedy have almost certainly helped. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This certainly appears to be true of hurricanes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It certainly looks a long way back from here. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It will almost certainly prove to have been money well spent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Change in equipment can most certainly make the difference between success and failure. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Loyalty dividends would certainly get their attention. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most people would say no, certainly not. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was certainly more relaxed without them, but in the end they made no difference. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He said: 'I certainly hope he is all right to the end of the season. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'certainly'
British English: certainly /ˈsɜːtnlɪ/ ADVERB
You can use certainly to emphasize what you are saying.
The public is certainly getting tired of it.
- American English: certainly
- Arabic: بِلَا شَكّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: certamente
- Chinese: 的确
- Croatian: sigurno
- Czech: jistě
- Danish: bestemt
- Dutch: beslist
- European Spanish: definitivamente
- Finnish: varmasti
- French: certainement
- German: sicher
- Greek: οπωσδήποτε
- Italian: certamente
- Japanese: 確かに
- Korean: 확실히
- Norwegian: sikkert
- Polish: na pewno
- European Portuguese: certamente
- Romanian: cu siguranță
- Russian: конечно
- Spanish: ciertamente
- Swedish: säkert
- Thai: อย่างแน่นอน
- Turkish: kesinlikle
- Ukrainian: безумовно
- Vietnamese: chắc chắn
Definition of certainly from the Collins English Dictionary
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