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That’s either a positive or a negative, depending on how you weigh the evidence.

She hopes everyone will take the positives from distance learning with them when they go back to in-person classes.

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.

I asked Thom Mayer if he thought the positive tests meant the season might be over before it could begin.

It may be the thing that we get more positive comments about from customers than anything else.

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There was a lot of positive feedback from people interested in non-gender binary people.

But he, like many people using dating apps whatever their sexual identity, remains stoutly positive.

And the fact that satire unnerves the intolerant is evidence of its positive power.

The trials produced positive results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine in November.

And more than that—the world is ending because of the changes that many of us see as positive.

He was positive he had seen some one enter the room, go to the chair, and take the money from his pockets.

At last his anxiety reached a point where he was positive that if he received an adverse decision, it would surely kill him.

Some hidden magnetism burst from him like an aura, and his cold pasty face and light gray eyes flamed into positive beauty.

It is a sensitive test, and, when positive, is absolute proof of the presence of blood.

There is no proof positive that it was henceforth his invariable rule to put this kind of finish.


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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.

On this page you'll find 184 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to positive, such as: clear, conclusive, confident, decisive, specific, and absolute.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.