absolutely - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “absolutely”

See all translations

absolutely

adverb
 
 
/ˌæbsəˈluːtli/
B1 completely: The food was absolutely delicious. She absolutely hated the place. There's absolutely nothing (= nothing at all) left.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
Absolutely. used to strongly agree with someone: "Do you think it helped his career?" "Absolutely."CertaintyConfidence and self-assuranceIntensifying expressions
Absolutely not. used to strongly disagree with someone or to agree with something negative: "Are you suggesting that we should just ignore the problem?" "No, absolutely not."Intensifying expressionsAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approvalArguing and disagreeing
(Definition of absolutely from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “absolutely” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More