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adverb uk   us   /ˌæb.səˈluːt.li/
B1 completely: I believed/trusted him absolutely. You must be absolutely silent or the birds won't appear. We've achieved absolutely nothing today.B1 used for adding force to a strong adjective that is not usually used with "very" or to a verb expressing strong emotion: It's absolutely impossible to work with all this noise. The food was absolutely disgusting/delicious. I absolutely loathe/adore jazz.B2 used as a strong way of saying "yes": "It was an excellent film, though." "Absolutely!"absolutely not C2 used as a strong way of saying "no": "Are you too tired to continue?" "Absolutely not!"
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