1. With emphasis; forcibly; in a striking manner or degree; preëminently; as, he emphatically denied the allegations.
He was indeed emphatically a popular writer. --Macaulay.
2. Not really, but apparently. [Obs.]
adv : without question and beyond doubt; "it was decidedly too
expensive"; "she told him off in spades"; "by all odds
they should win" [syn: decidedly, unquestionably, definitely,
in spades, by all odds]