Definition of categorically in English:



  • In a way that is unambiguously explicit and direct.

    ‘the rules state categorically, 'No Violence'’
    • ‘The theorists concede to merely pointing at something which they cannot categorically argue even exists.’
    • ‘The judge would be entitled to dismiss the second application unless it could be categorically demonstrated that the new material was conclusive of the case.’
    • ‘We have a clear declaration from 15 member states stating categorically that our position on military neutrality is understood, accepted, and acknowledged.’
    • ‘I have seen enough data to know that nobody can categorically say these structures are safe.’
    • ‘Farming organizations are categorically opposed to any such suggestion.’
    • ‘The writer categorically states that selfishness has no place in marriage.’
    • ‘A critic is not supposed to discuss new poetry without overtly praising or categorically condemning it.’
    • ‘His assertion that "markets are always by their nature driving towards equilibrium" is categorically false.’
    • ‘I categorically deny any involvement in any fraud.’
    • ‘Indeed, a strong case could be made that interest rates are categorically destabilizing.’