“Definitely” vs. “absolutely”

What’s the difference between absolutely and definitely? Actually which of the following sentences is correct?

You are definitely right.

You are absolutely right.

Answer

They can mean almost the same thing, although I perceive a slight difference.

You are definitely right.

means that it is certain that you are right.

You are absolutely right.

means that you are completely right. One couldn’t be “more right”, as it were.

So, grammatically, I’d say that in the first sentence, definitely modifies the whole sentence (the verb), whereas in the second absolutely modifies right.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Saeed , Answer Author : Armen Ծիրունյան

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