Definition of emphatically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪmˈfætɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈfætɪkli//
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  1. 1in a very clear way that involves speaking with force ‘Certainly not,’ he replied emphatically. She is emphatically opposed to the proposals. He has always emphatically denied the allegations. She was emphatically not sorry for anything she’d done.
  2. 2definitely and by a large amount The proposal was emphatically defeated.