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This page has 3 definitions of emphatically in English. Emphatically is an adverb. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



emphatic +‎ -ally



emphatically (comparative more emphatically, superlative most emphatically)

  1. In an emphatic manner; with emphasis.
    • 1839, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby:
      Perhaps, at, another time, Ralph’s obstinacy and dislike would have been proof against any appeal from such a quarter, however emphatically urged; but now, after a moment’s hesitation, he went into the hall for his hat, and returning, got into the coach without speaking a word.
    • 2011 September 29, Jon Smith, “Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Dos Santos, who has often been on the fringes at Spurs since moving from Barcelona, whipped in a fantastic cross that Pavlyuchenko emphatically headed home for his first goal of the season.
  2. (modal) Most definitely; truly.
  3. (obsolete) Not really, but apparently.
    • 1650, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica: [], 2nd edition, London: [] A[braham] Miller, for Edw[ard] Dod and Nath[aniel] Ekins, [], →OCLC:
      I must be taken neither really nor emphatically , but only emblematically: for being the Hierogliphick of celerity, and swifter than other animals, men best expreſſed their velocity by incurvity