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See definition of positive on Dictionary.com
  • adj.definite, certain
  • adj.beneficial, helpful

synonyms for positive

  • clear
  • conclusive
  • confident
  • decisive
  • specific
  • absolute
  • affirmative
  • cold
  • concrete
  • express
  • firm
  • perfect
  • rank
  • real
  • actual
  • assured
  • categorical
  • clear-cut
  • cocksure
  • complete
  • consummate
  • convinced
  • decided
  • direct
  • downright
  • explicit
  • factual
  • forceful
  • forcible
  • genuine
  • hard
  • inarguable
  • incontestable
  • incontrovertible
  • indisputable
  • indubitable
  • irrefutable
  • out-and-out
  • outright
  • sure
  • thorough
  • thoroughgoing
  • unambiguous
  • undeniable
  • unequivocal
  • unmistakable
  • unmitigated
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antonyms for positive

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  • indefinite
  • uncertain
  • vague
  • flawed
  • flexible
  • imperfect
  • imprecise
  • yielding
  • disadvantageous
  • doubtful
  • negative
  • unhelpful
  • unsure
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The adjective positive implies emphatic certainty, which may even become overconfidence or dogmatism. Certain suggests that there are definite reasons that have freed one from doubt. Confident emphasizes the strength of the belief or the certainty of expectation felt. Sure, the simplest and most general term, expresses mere absence of doubt.

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How to use positive in a sentence

That’s either a positive or a negative, depending on how you weigh the evidence.
WHICH PLAYERS HAVE A SHOT AT BECOMING WNBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR?HOWARD MEGDALSEPTEMBER 11, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
She hopes everyone will take the positives from distance learning with them when they go back to in-person classes.
HEALTHY SCREEN TIME IS ONE CHALLENGE OF DISTANCE LEARNINGKATHRYN HULICKSEPTEMBER 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Federal defense attorney Jeremey Warren said although many of his clients in the facility have tested positive, it’s been difficult for him to get information about what’s happening inside.
FEDERAL JAIL DOWNTOWN NOW HAS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S WORST COVID OUTBREAKSMAYA SRIKRISHNANSEPTEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
I asked Thom Mayer if he thought the positive tests meant the season might be over before it could begin.
WHY CAN’T SCHOOLS GET WHAT THE N.F.L. HAS? (EP. 431)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FREAKONOMICS
It may be the thing that we get more positive comments about from customers than anything else.
RETAIL JINGLE BELLS TO RING LONGER THAN EVER BEFORECHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 9, 2020OZY
As of Monday, Hong Kong’s push for universal testing had covered 856,000 people and turned up 16 positive results—four of which were already known cases.
HONG KONG’S CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING HAS BECOME A BAROMETER OF PUBLIC TRUSTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Contact tracers work to contact everyone who has tested positive for coronavirus and everyone they have been in contact with.
THE COUNTY IS RETHINKING A MAJOR CORONAVIRUS TRIGGERWILL HUNTSBERRYSEPTEMBER 9, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
They still could have fun and play togetherThe three positive cases never spread the virus to anyone else.
FOUR SUMMER CAMPS SHOW HOW TO LIMIT COVID-19 OUTBREAKERIN GARCIA DE JESUSSEPTEMBER 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Within days of campus reopening, the University of Alabama reported enough positive cases to field five football teams.
FOOTBALL IS COMING TO THREE OF THE POWER FIVE CONFERENCES. COVID-19 IS ALREADY THERE.JOSH PLANOSSEPTEMBER 8, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Any positives that turn up could then be confirmed with a PCR test.
AMERICA DOESN’T HAVE A COHERENT STRATEGY FOR ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING. IT NEEDS ONE.BY CAROLINE CHENSEPTEMBER 1, 2020PROPUBLICA
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