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 (kăt′ĭ-gôr′ĭ-kəl, -gŏr′-) also cat·e·gor·ic (-ĭk)
1. Being without exception or qualification; absolute: a categorical refusal.
a. Of or relating to a category or categories.
b. According to or using categories: a categorical arrangement of specimens.

cat′e·gor′i·cal·ly adv.
cat′e·gor′i·cal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.categoric - relating to or included in a category or categories
2.categoric - not modified or restricted by reservationscategoric - not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"
unqualified - not limited or restricted; "an unqualified denial"


[ˌkætɪˈgɒrɪk] adjcatégorique
to be categoric that → être catégorique sur le fait que
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I asked for a categoric assurance that if any deal or scoping deal was done with the DUP there would be absolutely no rescission of LGBTI rights in the rest of the UK, in Great Britain, and that we would use any influence that we had to advance LGBTI rights in Northern Ireland.
Responding to a question of a reporter, he said that the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had already made a categoric announcement of his unwillingness to get extension in his tenure as Army Chief.
The two parties were initially at odds over ABV's apparent intention to nominate Parvanov and the BSP's categoric refusal to endorse such a candidacy.
However, given the categoric nature of the assertion made, it is incumbent on Barnsley FC to correct such a statement when it is markedly and unequivocally wrong and yet is made by someone that the public might think is authoritative on the subject.
However, reports suggest Everton's response is a categoric rejection, with manager Roberto Martinez intent on building a team.
Such a categoric rejection of the party of UK government cannot be ignored but David Cameron, buoyed by his unexpected, awful victory, owes Scotland nothing and will need watching.
Nuri al-Maliki knows very well, more than anyone else, the clear and categoric position of the kingdom against terrorism.
I hope we will have a very clear action plan presented to me in six weeks time so that I can make a categoric decision once and for all.
The July 31 vote will be his seventh electoral race and he answered a categoric "yes" when asked if he would stand again for elections in 2018.