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Definition of the adverb absolutely

What does absolutely mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
  2. totally and definitely; without question
    • examples: we are absolutely opposed to the idea | he forced himself to lie absolutely still | iron is absolutely necessary

Alternative definition of the adverb absolutely


  1. In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner.
  2. With absolution.
  3. [context: degree] Utterly, positively, wholly.

Other definitions of absolutely

What does absolutely also mean?


  1. Yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement.


  1. "Absolutely" is the 1980 second album from the British ska band Madness. It peaked at No. 2 in the UK album charts.
    • genres: Pop music, Ska
    • released on (34 years ago)
  2. "Absolutely" is a comprehensive greatest hits package released in 1990 by the band ABC. This covered all the eras up until 1990, and had all their singles together. A video package featuring their promos was also released. One new song called "The Look of Love", was also released to promote it, but not with approval of the band. Other remixes were included on this compilation, including "When Smokey Sings", "Be Near Me" and "One Better World".
    • genre: Dance-pop
    • released on (24 years ago)
  3. "Absolutely" was the second rock music album recorded by the band Boxer, released during 1977 on the Epic record label. Singer/pianist Mike Patto had assembled a new-look lineup including bassist Tim Bogert from Vanilla Fudge, guitarist Adrian Fisher from Sparks, Chris Stainton from Joe Cocker and many others and drummer Eddie Tuduri from the American band Wha-Koo.
  4. "Absolutely" is the third studio album by Australian Indie pop, rock band Eurogliders, released in October 1985. It peaked at #7 on the Australian Kent Music Report albums chart and remained in the charts for 47 weeks; it spawned three top ten hit singles, "We Will Together" in April, "The City of Soul" in September and "Can't Wait to See You" in November. Two further singles appeared in 1986.
  5. "Absolutely" is the debut solo album by the Canadian rock guitarist Rik Emmett, released in 1990, after leaving the heavy metal band Triumph. The album was released in 1990 and went gold in Canada and the US immediately. The album eventually reached platinum in both countries. The third cut on the album, "Saved by Love", was used for the closing credits of the movie Problem Child 2. The album includes ten songs and one instrumental track.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (24 years ago)
  6. "Absolutely" is Sister Hazel's sixth studio album. It was released on October 10, 2006 by Adrenaline/Wandering Hazel Records. It is Sister Hazel's first album since departing from their previous record label, Sixthman. "Mandolin Moon", was the first single. The album was leaked to torrent websites on August 10, 2006.
  7. "Absolutely" is a musical EP of Dr. Fernando!.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  8. "Absolutely" is a musical album of Jocelyn Brown.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  9. "Absolutely" a.k.a. "Absolutely!" is a musical album of The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
  10. "Absolutely" is a musical album of A Fir-Ju Well.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  11. "Absolutely" is a musical album of The Young Dubliners.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  12. "Absolutely" is a musical album of Cintron.
  13. "Absolutely" is a musical album of John "Spider" Martin.
    • released in (38 years ago)
  14. "Absolutely" is a composition.
  15. "Absolutely" is a musical single of Adult Only.
  16. "Absolutely" is a composition.


"Absolutely" is a film, directed by Aline Allegra.


Absolutely is a United Kingdom television comedy sketch show shown on Channel 4 between 1989 and 1993.

Phrases with Absolutely

  1. Absolutely Summable
  2. Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Absolutely

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Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

absolutely An overworked word (see page 22). altogether; categorically; com- pletely; entirely; fully; perfectly; positively ; quite; roundly; thoroughly; totally; unconditionally; unreservedly; utterly; wholly.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Mathematics, Supplement III (2007)

by Michiel Hazewinkel

A ABSOLUTELY CONTINUOUS INVARIANT MEASURE. *-AUTONOMOUS CATEGORY - Let C be a symmetric closed monoidal category (cf. also Category). A functor (-)*: Cā€ ā€“ C is a duality functor if there exists an isomorphism d(A, B) ; B' ...

Google previewDictionary of Inequalities, Second Edition (2015)

by Peter Bullen

Absolutely Monotonic Function Inequalities (a) ...

Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted (1890)

by Frederick Stroud


Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (2009)

by Christopher Clapham, James Nicholson, James R. Nicholson

absolutely convergent series A series {an} ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

* ABSOLUTELY, adv. [from absolute] 1. Completely, ' without restriction. ā€” All the contra.* dictions which grow in those minds, that neither absolutely climb the sock of virtue, nor freely sink into the sea of vanity. Sidney.

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Philosophy (2009)

by Michael Proudfoot, A.R. Lacey

But relativism here mustbe distinguishedfrom saying that cannibalism is thoughtby Europeanstobe (absolutely) wrong,and from saying thatcannibalism is (absolutely)wrong for Europeans but right for some othergroup,assomeone might say ...

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Quotes about Absolutely

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure? (Harry Shearer)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1O1L1U1T1E1L1Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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