Definitions for absolutelyˌæb səˈlut li, ˈæb səˌlut-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•so•lute•lyˌæb səˈlut li, ˈæb səˌlut-(adv.)

  1. completely; perfectly.

  2. (interj.)(used to express complete agreement).

Origin of absolutely:

1525–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absolutely, perfectly, utterly, dead(adverb)

    completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers

    "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you're perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right"

  2. absolutely(adverb)

    totally and definitely; without question

    "we are absolutely opposed to the idea"; "he forced himself to lie absolutely still"; "iron is absolutely necessary"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. absolutely(adverb)ˌæb səˈlut li, ˈæb səˌlut-

    completely

    absolutely perfect

  2. absolutelyˌæb səˈlut li, ˈæb səˌlut-

    indicates strong agreement

    Absolutely! I agree.

  3. absolutelyˌæb səˈlut li, ˈæb səˌlut-

    indicates strong disagreement

    "Are you giving him the money?" "Absolutely not!'

Wiktionary

  1. absolutely(Adverb)

    In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; utterly, positively, wholly.

  2. absolutely(Adverb)

    With absolution.

  3. absolutely(Adverb)

    In a manner that does not take an object.

  4. absolutely(Interjection)

    Yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absolutely(adverb)

    in an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively

Freebase

  1. Absolutely

    Absolutely is a popular United Kingdom television comedy sketch show shown on Channel 4 between 1989 and 1993. The cast and crew were mainly Scottish; the principal writers and performers were Moray Hunter, Jack Docherty, Peter Baikie, Gordon Kennedy, Morwenna Banks and John Sparkes. It was directed by Phil Chilvers, Alan Nixon, Alistair Clark, and Graham C Williams. The show's producers were Alan Nixon, and David Tyler

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absolutely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2499

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absolutely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #486

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absolutely' in Adverbs Frequency: #152


Translations for absolutely

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

absolutely(adverb)

completely

It is absolutely impossible for me to go.

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