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Synonyms for categorical
ˌkæt ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈgɒr-cat·e·gor·i·cal

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  1. categoricaladjective

    absolute; having no exception

    unconditional, categoric

    hypothetical, conditional

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. categorical

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

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

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  1. categorical, categoricadjective

    relating to or included in a category or categories

    flat, categoric, unconditional


  2. categoric, categorical, flat, unconditionaladjective

    not modified or restricted by reservations

    "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"

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


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. categoricaladjective

    positive, absolute, express, explicit, direct, emphatic

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "categorical":

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

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  1. Yulia Tymoshenko:

    If we want to save this parliament ...then we have to outline together 10-15 categorical conditions that must be met before the formation of any coalition.

  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. Phil Weiser:

    We started this investigation under the prior( presidential) administration, and they had a categorical policy of not conducting these investigations, they were trying to dismantle existing consent decrees and not conducting new pattern and practice investigations. When we started this in the summer of 2020,( a federal investigation) wasn't an option. The only option was to use our authority.

  4. John Roberts:

    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. Adam Cathcart:

    It seems to indicate that he's either freestyling, or that his administration thinks that Kim Jong Un would actually be interested in meeting as a kind of carrot for negotiating, but there is an obvious dissonance with [Secretary of State Rex] Tillerson's categorical statements that the US will not 'negotiate its way back to the negotiating table.'.

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