A strong declaration of refusal or denial. A: "Hey, can you loan me some money?" B: "Absolutely not! You still haven't paid back the money you borrowed from me last time." A: "Can I go to the party, Mom?" B: "Absolutely not! You're grounded, remember?" Absolutely not—no one is to talk to the media until we put out an official statement.
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a strong denial or refusal. (Compare this with Definitely not!) Bob: Can I please have the car again tonight? Father: Absolutely not! You can't have the car every night!
See also: absolutely
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