One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the honourable gentleman is absolutely right’
completely, totally, utterly, perfectly, entirely, wholly, fully, quite, thoroughly, unreservedly
definitely, certainly, positively, unconditionally, categorically, unquestionably, no doubt, undoubtedly, without doubt, without a doubt, without question, surely, unequivocally
exactly, precisely, decisively, conclusively, manifestly, in every respect, in every way, one hundred per cent, every inch, to the hilt
2‘she ruled absolutely in her own department and dealt summarily with opposition’
autocratically, despotically, dictatorially, tyrannically, tyrannously, in an authoritarian manner, arbitrarily, imperiously, domineeringly, high-handedly, with draconian powers, autonomously
unrestrictedly, supremely, fully, utterly, unconditionally, totally, omnipotently, without challenge, without check, without checks and balances, without let or hindrance
1‘‘Have I made myself clear?’ ‘Absolutely!’’
certainly, yes, indeed, of course, definitely, quite, positively, naturally, without doubt, without a doubt, without question, unquestionably
affirmative, by all means
‘there was absolutely no room for it’
no … whatever, no … whatsoever, no … at all
none whatever, none whatsoever, none at all
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