Definition of Absolutely

1. Adverb. Completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers. "Dead right"

Exact synonyms: Dead, Perfectly, Utterly
Partainyms: Absolute, Perfect, Utter

2. Adverb. Totally and definitely; without question. "Iron is absolutely necessary"
Partainyms: Absolute

Definition of Absolutely

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

Definition of Absolutely

1. Adverb. In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; utterly, positively, wholly. ¹

2. Adverb. With absolution. ¹

3. Adverb. (context: grammar) In a manner that does not take an object. ¹

4. Interjection. Yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement. ¹

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Definition of Absolutely

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absolutely

absolute temperature
absolute term
absolute terminal innervation ratio
absolute terms
absolute threshold
absolute thresholds
absolute time
absolute unit
absolute value
absolute values
absolute viscosity
absolute weight
absolute weights
absolute zero
absolute zeros
absolutely (current term)
absolutely convergent
absolutely summable

Literary usage of Absolutely

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1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1903)
"... ideals on the two sides of the Atlantic are very different, and make possible certain results in Europe which are absolutely impossible in this country. ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1903)
"Yes, he will be absolutely indispensable." XIX. " Such then will be the principles of our system of education and discipline; for why should we go into ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"Or this passage in Spohr'j Scena Cantante Concerto— if not played entirely on the sonorous 4th string, would absolutely lose its peculiar character. ..."

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