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Synonyms for categorical
ˌkæt ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈgɒr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. categorical, categoric(adj)

    relating to or included in a category or categories

    Synonyms:
    flat, categoric, unconditional

    Antonyms:
    qualified

  2. categoric, categorical, flat, unconditional(adj)

    not modified or restricted by reservations

    "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"

    Synonyms:
    plane, savourless, unconditioned, flavorless, categoric, matt, insipid, level, monotonic, compressed, unconditional, matted, flat, monotonous, two-dimensional, matte, monotone, savorless, prostrate, vapid, bland, mat, flavourless

    Antonyms:
    qualified

Wiktionary

  1. categorical(adjective)

    absolute; having no exception

    Synonyms:
    unconditional, categoric

    Antonyms:
    hypothetical, conditional

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. categorical

    Synonyms:
    plain, positive, declaratory, peremptory, affirmative, absolute, demonstrative, distinct

    Antonyms:
    obscure, uncertain, ambiguous, dubious, contingent, hypothetical, hazy, oracular, enigmatical, mystical

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. categorical(a.)

    Synonyms:
    positive, absolute, express, explicit, direct, emphatic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "categorical":

    adamant, emphatic, unequivocal, outright, nominal, definite, resounding, absolute

How to pronounce categorical?

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How to say categorical in sign language?

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How to use categorical in a sentence?

  1. Herbert Hovenkamp:

    It means the court is entitled to look under the hood, the district judge got it wrong by adopting a categorical rule that because the banks were cooperating in setting Libor they could not be violating antitrust rules.

  2. President Ashraf Ghani:

    The grounds for peace have never been better in the last 36 years. Our approach is productive. We're hopeful, but categorical answers in a peace process are dangerous.

  3. Mike Murphy:

    Now if there's been some huge categorical change in the party and the party is completely obsessed with a grievance candidate they can get one, you know, it's possible: we lose 42 states, it'll be Republican (George) McGovern. But I think that's unlikely. Not impossible but unlikely.

  4. Justice Department lawyer Robert Parker:

    Congress has specifically attended to all false statements under oath in these types of proceedings, it has specifically provided that it is a crime to lie under oath in the naturalization process, even about an immaterial matter, and it has provided that certain of those immaterial lies are categorical bars to naturalization.

  5. Fadwa Hammoud:

    The Flint Water Crisis is not some relic of the past. At this very moment the people of Flint continue to suffer from the categorical failure of public officials at all levels of government.


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