Definition of absolutely
1 : in an absolute manner: such asa : completely or totally <absolutely certain> <an absolutely clear explanation> —often used as an intensive <an absolutely brilliant performance> <an absolutely awful experience> <You're absolutely right.>b : with unlimited power <ruling absolutely>
2a —used in speech as a forceful way of saying “yes” or of expressing agreement <“Would you like to see a movie tonight?” “Absolutely!”> <“We all need to work harder.” “Absolutely!”>b —used in speech in the phrase absolutely not as a forceful way of saying “no” or of expressing disagreement <“Do you think he's right?” “Absolutely not!”>
3 mathematics : with respect to absolute values <an absolutely convergent series>
Examples of absolutely in a sentence
He is absolutely certain who will win.
Let me make one thing absolutely clear.
Keep absolutely quiet during the movie.
Origin and Etymology of absolutely
First Known Use: 14th century
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