Spanish translation of 'absolute'
1. (= complete, unqualified)
[certainty, confidence, majority, need] absoluto
[support] incondicional ⧫ total
[prohibition, command] terminante
[denial] rotundo ⧫ categórico
he’s an absolute beginner es un auténtico principiante
it’s an absolute fact that ... es indiscutible el hecho de que ...
the divorce was made absolute concedieron el divorcio por sentencia firme
absolute monopoly monopolio m total
it was the absolute truth, I promise era la pura verdad, se lo prometo
absolute veto veto m total
2. (= unlimited)
[power, monarch] absoluto
3. (= not relative)
in absolute terms en términos absolutos
the quest for absolute truth la búsqueda de la verdad absoluta
4. (as intensifier)
[liar, villain] redomado
the party was an absolute disaster la fiesta fue un completo desastre
it’s an absolute disgrace es una auténtica vergüenza
it’s the absolute end! ¡es el colmo!
she wore an expression of absolute hatred la expresión de su cara estaba llena de odio
the man’s an absolute idiot es completamente idiota
it’s absolute rubbish! ¡es puro disparate!
5. (Grammar) absoluto
the absolute lo absoluto
See absolute alcohol
See absolute pitch
See absolute zero
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Example Sentences Including 'absolute'
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The first gives absolute priority to certain basic liberties over all other values.The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
Profit is obviously a key result in absolute terms.Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)
The company has bucked that trend by keeping costs to an absolute minimum.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)
You may also want to consider holding some of your spare cash in an absolute return fund.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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)
It is an absolute mathematical certainty.The Sun (2016)
The three of you should undoubtedly submit your reports provided your teacher promises to keep the matter in absolute confidence.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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 former police sergeant is having an absolute nightmare at the moment.The Sun (2014)
We are familiar with the difference between absolute and relative ability in sports like athletics.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
With his absolute power gone, it is going to prove much harder to win a major.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It was a moment of absolute joy and happiness.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It's a comparative rank that is more important to good health than absolute income.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But it would still be eight seats short of an absolute majority and would have no obvious coalition partner.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
She came within a whisker of an absolute majority.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
She instilled in me absolute confidence in myself.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The absolute priority in shady areas is tone rather than colour.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The argument for an absolute constitutional right to attend also proves too much.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The horse is an absolute joy to deal with.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The question is whether we define poverty in absolute or relative terms.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The result is an absolute joy.The Sun (2016)
The resulting damage can take its toll decades after the decree absolute comes through.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
There is simply no contest in terms of absolute quality.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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)
We have absolute confidence in our independent nuclear deterrent.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
In absolute terms they may be, but they notoriously engage in tax avoidance.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
No one has an absolute right to anonymity.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
No wonder investors want absolute positive returns from alternative asset classes.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Some politicians prefer the bad old days when power was delightful and absolute power was absolutely delightful.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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'absolute' in Other Languages
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.
Translation of absolute from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary
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