• (British) IPA: /ˈʃʊəli/, /ˈʃɔːli/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈʃʊɹli/, /ˈʃɔɹli/, /ˈʃɝli/

surely (comparative surelier, superlative sureliest)

  1. Without fail.
    slowly but surely
  2. Certainly, undoubtedly.
    Surely, you must be joking.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ¶ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window […].
  3. With confidence.
    His feet were planted surely on the ground.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: sûrement
  • Russian: обяза́тельно
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