Meaning of ABSOLUTELY in English

/ ˈæbsəluːtli; NAmE / adverb


used to emphasize that sth is completely true :

You're absolutely right.

He made it absolutely clear.


absolutely no ... | absolutely nothing used to emphasize sth negative :

She did absolutely no work.

There's absolutely nothing more the doctors can do.


used with adjectives or verbs that express strong feelings or extreme qualities to mean 'extremely' :

I was absolutely furious with him.

She absolutely adores you.

He's an absolutely brilliant cook.


/ ˌæbsəˈluːtli/ used to emphasize that you agree with sb, or to give sb permission to do sth :

'They could have told us, couldn't they?' 'Absolutely!'

'Can we leave a little early?' 'Absolutely!'


absolutely not used to emphasize that you strongly disagree with sb, or to refuse permission :

'Was it any good?' 'No, absolutely not.'

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.