absolutely

  • 1 absolutely — This word has a string of important meanings in the broad area ‘in an absolute position, manner, or degree’, and can be applied to many domains of physical and conceptual activity including language and politics. It has also come to be used as a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Absolutely — may refer to: * Absolutely (1980), album by Madness * Absolutely (1990), album by Rik Emmett * Absolutely (2006), album by Sister Hazel * Absolutely , British television comedy …

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  • 3 Absolutely — Álbum de Madness Publicación Septiembre de 1980 Grabación 1980 Género(s) Ska, pop Duración 3 …

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  • 4 absolutely — [adv1] certainly, without question actually, categorically, come hell or high water*, conclusively, decidedly, decisively, definitely, doubtless, easily, exactly, for sure*, no ifs ands or buts*, no strings attached*, on the button*, on the… …

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  • 5 Absolutely — Ab so*lute*ly, adv. In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 absolutely — index de facto, fairly (clearly), faithfully, in toto, ipso facto, purely (positively) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bu …

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  • 7 absolutely — (adv.) late 14c., unconditionally, completely, from ABSOLUTE (Cf. absolute) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). From mid 15c. as without reference to anything else, not relatively; meaning to the utmost degree emerged by mid 16c. As a colloquial emphatic… …

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  • 8 absolutely — ► ADVERB 1) with no qualification, restriction, or limitation. 2) used for emphasis or to express agreement. 3) not viewed in relation to other things or factors …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 absolutely — [ab′sə lo͞ot΄lē, ab΄sə lo͞ot′lē] adv. completely or unconditionally interj. yes: used for emphasis …

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  • 10 absolutely — adverb 1 especially spoken completely and in every way: He s an absolutely brilliant singer. | You can trust her absolutely! | You look absolutely fantastic in that dress. | absolutely no/nothing (=none or nothing at all): He has absolutely no… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 absolutely — ab|so|lute|ly W3S1 [ˈæbsəlu:tli, ˌæbsəˈlu:tli] adv 1.) completely and in every way ▪ He made his reasons for resigning absolutely clear. ▪ Are you absolutely sure? ▪ This cake is absolutely delicious. 2.) used to emphasize something ▪ The… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 absolutely — [[t]æ̱bsəlu͟ːtli[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADV: usu ADV adj/adv, also ADV with v (emphasis) Absolutely means totally and completely. Jill is absolutely right... I absolutely refuse to get married... There is absolutely no difference! 2) ADV: ADV as reply… …

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  • 13 absolutely — ab|so|lute|ly adverb *** 1. ) [ æbsElutli ] completely: used for emphasis: Are you absolutely certain you saw him? The food was absolutely fantastic. They have absolutely no idea how this happened. 2. ) [ ,æbsE lutli ] SPOKEN used for showing… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 absolutely */ — [ˌæbsəˈluːtli] , [ˈæbsəluːtli] adv 1) completely Are you absolutely certain you saw him?[/ex] The food was absolutely fantastic.[/ex] They have absolutely no idea how this happened.[/ex] 2) spoken used for emphasizing that you agree or mean ‘yes… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15 absolutely — adv. 1 completely, utterly, perfectly (absolutely marvellous; he absolutely denies it). 2 independently; in an absolute sense (God exists absolutely). 3 (foll. by neg.) (no or none) at all (absolutely no chance of winning; absolutely nowhere). 4… …

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  • 16 absolutely */*/*/ — adverb 1) UK [ˈæbsəluːtlɪ] / US [ˈæbsəlutlɪ] completely: used for emphasis Are you absolutely certain you saw him? The food was absolutely fantastic. They have absolutely no idea how this happened. 2) spoken UK [ˌæbsəˈluːtlɪ] / US [ˌæbsəˈlutlɪ]… …

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  • 17 absolutely — adverb Date: 14th century 1. in an absolute manner or condition often used as an intensive < absolutely brilliant > 2. with respect to absolute values < an absolutely convergent series > …

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  • 18 absolutely — /ab seuh looht lee, ab seuh looht /, adv. 1. without exception; completely; wholly; entirely: You are absolutely right. 2. positively; certainly. 3. (of a transitive verb) without an object. interj. 4. (used emphatically to express complete… …

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  • 19 absolutely — This word means positively or definitely. All three words are overused to mean quite, or very, or even yes : She was absolutely lovely; he was positively godlike; it was definitely the wedding of the year; did you attend it? can be gushily… …

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  • 20 absolutely — adv. Absolutely is used with these adjectives: ↑abhorrent, ↑absurd, ↑amazed, ↑amazing, ↑appalling, ↑astonished, ↑astonishing, ↑awful, ↑beautiful, ↑binding, ↑bonkers, ↑ …

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