UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌæbsəˈluːtli/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌæbsəˈlutli/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ab′sə lo̅o̅tlē, absə lo̅o̅t′-)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. yes, absolutely!
  2. absolutely not!
  3. is absolutely free (of)
  4. is (not) absolutely [necessary, required] to
  5. are absolutely right!
  6. Are you absolutely sure?
  7. absolutely [awful, terrible, disgraceful, fabulous]
  8. look absolutely [beautiful, amazing, stunning]
  9. had an absolutely [amazing, wonderful, awful] time
  10. absolutely [love, hate, can't stand] (when)
  11. I'm absolutely [sure, convinced] that
  12. that is absolutely no excuse!
  13. there is absolutely no [excuse, reason] for
  14. there is absolutely nothing wrong (with)
  15. is absolutely no way I will [go, see, try]
  16. made absolutely no effort to [answer, do, help]
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