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categorical

cat·e·gor·i·cal

categorical

 
pronunciation:
kae t go rih kl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: with no exceptions or conditions; absolute.
Her categorical rejection of violence made her a pacifist even during World War II.
synonyms:
absolute, unconditional, unlimited, unqualified
antonyms:
qualified
similar words:
arrant, complete, downright, flat, implicit, out-and-out, outright, plain, unmitigated
definition 2: of, in, or pertaining to a category.
synonyms:
classifiable, specific, varietal
similar words:
familial, typical
derivation: categorically (adv.)