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ˌæb səˈlut li, ˈæb səˌlut-Abso·lute·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absolutely, perfectly, utterly, deadadverb

    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. absolutelyadverb

    totally and definitely; without question

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


  1. absolutelyadverb

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

  2. absolutelyadverb

    With absolution.

  3. absolutelyadverb

    In a manner that does not take an object.

  4. absolutelyinterjection

    Yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Absolutelyadverb

    Etymology: from absolute.

    All the contradictions which grow in those minds, that neither absolutely climb the rock of virtue, nor freely sink into the sea of vanity. Philip Sidney.

    What merit they can build upon having joined with a protestant army, under a king they acknowledged, to defend their own liberties and properties, is, to me, absolutely inconceivable; and, I believe, will equally be so for ever. Jonathan Swift, Presb. Plea.

    Absolutely we cannot discommend, we cannot absolutely approve either willingness to live, or forwardness to die. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    These then being the perpetual causes of zeal; the greatest good, or the greatest evil; either absolutely so in themselves, or relatively so to us; it is therefore good to be zealously affected for the one against the other. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

    No sensible quality, as light, and colour, and heat, and sound, can be subsistent in the bodies themselves, absolutely considered, without a relation to our eyes and ears, and other organs of sense. These qualities are only the effects of our sensation, which arise from the different motions, upon our nerves, from objects without, according to their various modifications and positions. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    The prince long time had courted fortune’s love,
    But, once possess’d, did absolutely reign:
    Thus, with their Amazons, the heroes strove,
    And conquer’d first those beauties they would gain. John Dryden, Annus Mirabilis.

    And of that nature, for the most part, are things absolutely unto all mens salvation necessary, either to be held or denied, either to be done or avoided. Richard Hooker, Preface.

    Being as I am, why didst not thou
    Command me absolutely not to go,
    Going into such danger, as thou saidst? Parad. Lost, b. ix.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absolutelyadverb

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


  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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Absolutely in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Absolutely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Absolutely in a Sentence

  1. Joey Reed:

    We need to do absolutely everything we can, as Americans, to advocate for those Americans who are being held illegally overseas and do every single thing we can possible to get them out.

  2. Simu Liu:

    When 'Crazy Rich Asians' came out three years ago, we celebrated that as the first studio movie with a predominantly Asian cast in almost 25 years, i'm looking forward to the moment where we no longer celebrate firsts. We're celebrating seconds, and thirds, and fourths and fifths. So I'll take this moment for what it is. It is absolutely that watershed moment. ... But I hope that there are many more just like it afterwards.

  3. Parker Conrad:

    I think [ADP has] always had a bit of cognitive dissonance about Zenefits. On the one hand, we don’t do payroll—we’re a sales channel for them for payroll. On the other hand, although people think of ADP as a payroll company, they make a lot of money by taking that core payroll business and upselling clients on all of this other stuff, i think what happened for ADP is that at a certain point, their view of us flipped from uncertainty to a decision that they absolutely didn’t like us. Who knows? They might decide in six months to a year, ‘Oh my gosh, this is a mistake, we’d much rather partner with Zenefits—they have a lot of customers in the market, and we don’t want to block ourselves out of all of those customers.’.

  4. Alexander Ivlev:

    For everyone its absolutely clear that this is a big market that will be back over time.

  5. Kelly Lytle Hernandez:

    The one million deportations that are often cited for 1954 are absolutely inaccurate and false, a large number of people who were being apprehended during the summer of 1954 -- and prior to that, and after that -- were being apprehended multiple times, not just within a single year, but within a single day.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. concoction
    • B. pluck
    • C. ternion
    • D. hypernym

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