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Definition of absolutely adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌæbsəˈlutli//
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  1. 1used to emphasize that something is completely true You're absolutely right. He made it absolutely clear. I'm not absolutely certain I posted it. It was absolutely pouring with rain.
  2. 2absolutely no…, absolutely nothing used to emphasize something negative She did absolutely no work. There's absolutely nothing more the doctors can do.
  3. 3used 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 fantastic cook.
  4. 4
    used to emphasize that you agree with someone, or to give someone permission to do something “They could have told us, couldn't they?” “Absolutely!” “Can we leave a little early?” “Absolutely!”
  5. 5absolutely not used to emphasize that you strongly disagree with someone, or to refuse permission “Was it any good?” “No, absolutely not.”
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