Absolutely



without exception; completely; wholly; entirely:
You are absolutely right.
positively; certainly.
(of a transitive verb) without an object.
(used emphatically to express complete agreement or unqualified assent):
Do you think it will work? Absolutely!
Contemporary Examples

Not only is it possible, it is absolutely essential that a nation hold on to its culture in a globalized economy.
Aravind Adiga Responds to Our Readers The Daily Beast July 29, 2009

The things Witherspoon is heard saying in the footage are absolutely ridiculous.
Is Reese Witherspoon’s Drunken Arrest the Best Thing to Happen to Her Career? Kevin Fallon May 2, 2013

That he would “absolutely” let his own children spend time with the former football coach.
Lawyers: Costas Interview ‘Killed’ Sandusky’s Case Jacob Bernstein, Jessica Bennett November 15, 2011

There was absolutely no way I was going to have a sequel to Scary Island.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon on The Real Housewives of New York City’s Season 4 Kelly Bensimon April 5, 2011

He was absolutely insatiable in his love of Afro-Cuban music and jazz.
Belafonte’s Activist Life Richard Porton October 15, 2011

Historical Examples

Those boys whom he honored with his confidence were absolutely attached to him.
Boyhood in Norway Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

And I declare to you, that I know not my own heart, if it not be absolutely free.
Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson

His voice was high, clear, and musical, and his rendition was absolutely correct.
Facing the World Horatio Alger

Thackeray thought that it had “absolutely stopped” the sale.
De Libris: Prose and Verse Austin Dobson

You know that I’m absolutely on the level in my business dealings.
The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring

adverb
in an absolute manner, esp completely or perfectly
sentence substitute
yes; certainly; unquestionably
adv.

late 14c., “unconditionally, completely,” from absolute (adj.) + -ly (2). From mid-15c. as “without reference to anything else, not relatively;” meaning “to the utmost degree” emerged by mid-16c. As a colloquial emphatic in American English, it is attested from 1892.

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