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positive

pos·i·tive

positive

 
 
pronunciation:
pa zih tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: certain; sure.
I am positive that she lives on this street.
synonyms:
certain, definite, sure
antonyms:
doubtful, uncertain
similar words:
clear, confident
definition 2: saying or meaning yes.
My mother gave a positive answer when we asked for some money.
synonyms:
affirmative
antonyms:
negative
similar words:
clear, decisive, definite, firm
definition 3: approving or optimistic.
The coach said positive things about how the team was playing.
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antonyms:
negative, pessimistic
definition 4: having to do with an amount greater than zero.
Ten and eleven are positive numbers.Jane keeps a positive balance in her bank account.
antonyms:
negative
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is good or helpful.
Having a college education is a big positive in life.
synonyms:
advantage, benefit, boon, plus
antonyms:
negative
similar words:
asset, gain, good, profit
definition 2: a number greater than zero.
After a week of freezing weather, the temperature climbed back into the positives.
antonyms:
negative
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