absatively

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EtymologyEdit

Blend of absolutely and positively

AdverbEdit

absatively (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Absolutely and positively.
    • 1917 November, Fitzhugh Green, “Amusing Fifty Thousand Men: Another Avenue for Government Control”, United States Naval Institute Proceedings, volume 43, number 11, page 2538: 
      Any old reels will do, comedies, tragedies, weekly reviews (dating back to the fall of Sumter)—“posalutely absatively” anything will do!
    • 1994, Richard Marcinko, Rogue Warrior II: Red Cell, New York: Pocket Books, ISBN 9780671799571, OL 20939336M:
      Worthingham Washington Lewis told me he was absatively, posolutely ready for us: “We've got the scenario, and my men are raring to go, Captain.”
    • 2005, Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys, ISBN 9780060515188, OL 23274122M, page 278:
      “No. Absatively out of the question.”
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

Usage notesEdit

See absitively.

Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 01:33