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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
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