AskDefine | Define absolutely

Dictionary Definition

absolutely adv
1 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" [syn: perfectly, utterly, dead]
2 totally and definitely; without question; "we are absolutely opposed to the idea"; "he forced himself to lie absolutely still"; "iron is absolutely necessary"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Derivative of absolute.

Pronunciation

  • /æb.sʊˈlʊut.lɪi/; /@b.sU"lu:t.li:/ a UK

Adverb

  1. In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively.
  2. With absolution.

Translations

In an absolute manner
With absolution

Interjection

  1. Yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement.

Translations

yes; certainly

Extensive Definition

Absolutely may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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