Remarkably vs Absolutely - What's the difference?

remarkably | absolutely |

As adverbs the difference between remarkably and absolutely

is that remarkably is (manner) in a remarkable manner while absolutely is in an absolute or unconditional manner; utterly, positively, wholly .

As an interjection absolutely is

yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement .




(en adverb)
  • (manner) In a remarkable manner.
  • He performed the piece remarkably , offering novel interpretations to its nearly cliched passages.
  • (degree) To a noteworthy extent.
  • That dog is remarkably fierce.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2013, date=April 9, author=Andrei Lankov, title=Stay Cool. Call North Korea’s Bluff., work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Suggestions that those leaders are irrational and their decisions unfathomable are remarkably shallow. North Korea is not a theocracy led by zealots who preach the rewards of the afterlife.}}
  • (evaluative) (Used to draw special attention to a proposition).
  • Remarkably , three State assembly elections were decided by a total of fewer than one hundred votes.




  • In an absolute or unconditional manner; utterly, positively, wholly.
  • Independently; viewed without relation to other things or factors.
  • (grammar) In a manner that does not take an object.
  • Usage notes

    * Absolutely'' is not to be confused with intensives such as ''very'' or ''indeed , as it is an unconditional term.


    (en interjection)
  • Yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement.
  • Usage notes

    * Some commentators, especially in England, criticise the interjectional use as having no useful meaning beyond that of yes;, page 3 however, this assumes that emphasis is useless, which, pragmatically speaking, it isn’t.


    See also

    * absitively posolutely English degree adverbs