late 14c., "unconditionally, completely," from absolute (adj.) + -ly (2). From mid-15c. as "without reference to anything else, not relatively;" meaning "to the utmost degree" emerged by mid-16c. As a colloquial emphatic in American English, it is attested from 1892.
1. The car park was absolutely packed solid with people.
2. There are thousands of students absolutely gagging to come to this university.
3. "I absolutely hated school," Rachel says. "I skived off all the time."
4. There's absolutely nothing wrong in modelling yourself on an older woman.
5. I don't mind telling you I was absolutely terrified.