Definition of 'absolute'
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We have absolute confidence in our independent nuclear deterrent. Times, Sunday Times (2017)No one has an absolute right to anonymity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They must be an absolute joy to live with. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only the referee could explain why he could only give a penalty and not an absolute minimum of a yellow card. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The result is an absolute joy. The Sun (2016)In absolute terms they may be, but they notoriously engage in tax avoidance. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He's constantly smiling and is an absolute joy to be around. The Sun (2016)In both cases, bosses sometimes feel justified in keeping the present-day costs to an absolute minimum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are familiar with the difference between absolute and relative ability in sports like athletics. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She instilled in me absolute confidence in myself. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You may also want to consider holding some of your spare cash in an absolute return fund. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some politicians prefer the bad old days when power was delightful and absolute power was absolutely delightful. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The horse is an absolute joy to deal with. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These cowboys have been an absolute nightmare. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We always use an independent booking agency to keep costs to an absolute minimum. The Sun (2012)There is simply no contest in terms of absolute quality. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first gives absolute priority to certain basic liberties over all other values. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)She came within a whisker of an absolute majority. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The argument for an absolute constitutional right to attend also proves too much. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The resulting damage can take its toll decades after the decree absolute comes through. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The question is whether we define poverty in absolute or relative terms. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No wonder investors want absolute positive returns from alternative asset classes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a moment of absolute joy and happiness. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The former police sergeant is having an absolute nightmare at the moment. The Sun (2014)The company has bucked that trend by keeping costs to an absolute minimum. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Profit is obviously a key result in absolute terms. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)The absolute priority in shady areas is tone rather than colour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it would still be eight seats short of an absolute majority and would have no obvious coalition partner. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The three of you should undoubtedly submit your reports provided your teacher promises to keep the matter in absolute confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is an absolute mathematical certainty. The Sun (2016)It's a comparative rank that is more important to good health than absolute income. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With his absolute power gone, it is going to prove much harder to win a major. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These will result from hard work and good behaviour, as was mentioned above, but there are no absolute standards of good behaviour. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)
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Translations for 'absolute'
British English: absolute ADJECTIVE
Absolute means total and complete.
It's not really suited to absolute beginners.
British English: absolute NOUN
An absolute is a rule or principle that is believed to be true, right, or relevant in all situations.
We tend to think in absolutes.
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