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absolutely

[ab-suh-loot-lee, ab-suh-loot-] /ˌæb səˈlut li, ˈæb səˌlut-/
adverb
1.
without exception; completely; wholly; entirely:
You are absolutely right.
2.
positively; certainly.
3.
(of a transitive verb) without an object.
interjection
4.
(used emphatically to express complete agreement or unqualified assent):
Do you think it will work? Absolutely!
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; absolute + -ly
Synonyms
1. totally, unqualifiedly. 2. unquestionably, unequivocally, definitely.
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British Dictionary definitions for absolutely

absolutely

/ˌæbsəˈluːtlɪ/
adverb
1.
in an absolute manner, esp completely or perfectly
sentence substitute
2.
yes; certainly; unquestionably
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Word Origin and History for absolutely
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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