Absolutely (not comparable)
- In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner.
- With absolution.
- (degree) Utterly, positively, wholly.
OK; Roger; a outrance; actually; affirmatively; all out; all right; alright; alrighty; altogether; amen; and no mistake; as you say; assertively; assuredly; at all events; at any rate; aye; beyond all bounds; beyond compare; beyond comparison; beyond measure; by all means; categorically; certainly; clean; clearly; completely; da; de facto; dead; decidedly; decisively; declaratively; definitely; directly; distinctly; doubtless; doubtlessly; downright; emphatically; entirely; essentially; even; exactly; expressly; extremely; faithfully; faultlessly; fine; flat out; flawlessly; for a certainty; for a fact; for certain; for sure; forsooth; fully; fundamentally; genuinely; good; good enough; hear; ideally; immaculately; immeasurably; impeccably; in actuality; in all respects; in effect; in every respect; in fact; in reality; in the extreme; in truth; incalculably; indeed; indeedy; indefinitely; indubitably; infallibly; infinitely; ipsissimis verbis; irretrievably; irrevocably; ja; just; just right; just so; literally; literatim; mais oui; manifestly; most; most assuredly; most certainly; naturally; naturellement; nothing else but; obviously; of course; okay; oui; perfectly; plain; plumb; point-blank; positively; precisely; predicatively; purely; quite; radically; rather; really; right; righto; rigidly; rigorously; sheer; spotlessly; square; squarely; stark; straight; strictly; sure; sure thing; surely; thoroughly; to a certainty; to be sure; to the letter; totally; truly; unconditionally; under oath; undeviatingly; unequivocally; unerringly; unmistakably; unquestionably; unrelievedly; unreservedly; utterly; verbally; verbatim; verbatim et litteratim; veritably; very well; well and good; wholly; why yes; with a vengeance; with emphasis; word by word; word for word; yea; yeah; yep; yes; yes indeed; yes indeedy; yes sir; yes sirree
- Some commentators, especially in England, criticise the interjectional use as having no useful meaning beyond that of yes; however, this assumes that emphasis is useless, which, pragmatically speaking, it isn’t.
- ^ “She Literally Exploded : The Daily Telegraph Infuriating Phrasebook”, Christopher Howse and Richard Preston (Constable‧London, 2007; ISBN 978‒1‒84529‒675‒9), page 3