absolutely Definition

  • 1completely and without qualification; used for emphasis
  • 2used to express agreement or affirmation

Using absolutely: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "absolutely" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I absolutely love chocolate ice cream.

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    The movie was absolutely terrible.

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    She is absolutely right about that.

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    Absolutely not! I will not tolerate such behavior.

  • Example

    Would you like to come with us? Absolutely!

absolutely Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for absolutely

Phrases with absolutely

  • completely sure or confident


    I am absolutely certain that I locked the door before leaving.

  • completely essential or required


    It is absolutely necessary that we finish this project by Friday.

  • completely beautiful or impressive


    The view from the top of the mountain was absolutely stunning.

Origins of absolutely

from absolute + -ly


Summary: absolutely in Brief

'Absolutely' [ˈæbsəluːtli] is an adverb used to emphasize a statement or express agreement. It means 'completely and without qualification,' as in 'I absolutely love chocolate ice cream.' 'Absolutely' can also be used to indicate strong disagreement, as in 'Absolutely not!' Phrases like 'absolutely certain' and 'absolutely necessary' use 'absolutely' to denote complete confidence or essentiality.

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