absolutely

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adverb ab·so·lute·ly \ˈab-sə-ˌlüt-lē, ˌab-sə-ˈ\

Definition of absolutely

  1. 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>

  2. 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. 3 mathematics :  with respect to absolute values <an absolutely convergent series>

Examples of absolutely in a sentence

  1. He is absolutely certain who will win.

  2. Let me make one thing absolutely clear.

  3. Keep absolutely quiet during the movie.

Origin and Etymology of absolutely

see absolute


First Known Use: 14th century



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