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Absolute – The Weekly Word for the beginning of December

When I flung out my request for ‘another word please’, the response was ‘Absolute’ – yes we know that it’s the name of the radio station and a brand of vodka (not that I touch the stuff you understand ….!), but it’s a good word – it sort of sounds ‘absolute’ – if you know what I mean!

As you know, I do an alternative meaning for the words I use and this week I decided to try and be clever about it .. let me know what you think. My alternative meaning is ‘A male guitar player that strums along the balmy beaches of somewhere hot and sultry‘.

What’s your alternative meaning?

Real Meaning of Absolute

Absolute is an adjective and is pronounced Abb-Soh-Loot; it means to be free from imperfection, complete, without restriction, un-restrained and/or unadulterated.
Examples of the word Absolute
  • His power over their lives was absolute
  • His drink was absolute perfection
  • Her determination to succeed was not absolute, it was tempered by her inability to get out of bed in the mornings

Origins of the word Absolute

The word Absolute comes from the Middle English and was originally used between 1350–1400. It is derived from the Latin word absolūtus  which means free, unrestricted and unconditioned.


Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational coach and founder of the Hysterectomy Association. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in the adoption and engagement of digital technologies. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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