Meaning of ABSOLUTELY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ æbsəlu:tli ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Absolutely means totally and completely.

Jill is absolutely right...

I absolutely refuse to get married...

There is absolutely no difference!

ADV : usu ADV adj / adv , also ADV with v [ emphasis ]


Some people say absolutely as an emphatic way of saying yes or of agreeing with someone. They say absolutely not as an emphatic way of saying no or of disagreeing with someone.

‘It’s worrying, isn’t it?’—‘Absolutely.’...

ADV : ADV as reply [ emphasis ]

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