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See definition of positivism on Dictionary.com
  • as incertainty
  • as inoptimism
  • as insanguineness
  • as insanguinity

synonyms for positivism

  • confidence
  • inevitability
  • trust
  • belief
  • certitude
  • cinch
  • conviction
  • credence
  • definiteness
  • dogmatism
  • faith
  • firmness
  • lock
  • positiveness
  • setup
  • shoo-in
  • staunchness
  • steadiness
  • stock
  • sureness
  • surety
  • validity
  • all sewn up
  • authoritativeness
  • indubitableness
  • open and shut case
  • rain or shine
  • sure bet
  • sure thing
  • wrap-up

antonyms for positivism

MOST RELEVANT
  • distrust
  • disbelief
  • ambiguity
  • doubt
  • hesitation
  • idea
  • questionableness
  • theory
  • uncertainty
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How to use positivism in a sentence

Hegelianism had closed the eyes of human understanding; Positivism had mutilated and crippled its activities.
THE WAR UPON RELIGIONREV. FRANCIS A. CUNNINGHAM
He was an absolute positivist; his positivism did not make him self-assertive nor peremptory; on the contrary, it oppressed him.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
One of them is that on which we have just commented, the assimilation between Positivism and Fetishism.
AUGUST COMTE AND POSITIVISMJOHN-STUART MILL
The Pontiff of Positivism informs us what problem, in his opinion, should be selected before all others for this united pursuit.
AUGUST COMTE AND POSITIVISMJOHN-STUART MILL
Let us turn now to positivism, and consider what is its position.
IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?WILLIAM HURRELL MALLOCK
A belief in this kind of progress is not peculiar to positivism.
IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?WILLIAM HURRELL MALLOCK
Never has there been better reason than there is to-day to be content, if rational man could be content, with a pure positivism.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE: SCIENCE AND HYPOTHESIS, THE VALUE OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE AND METHODHENRI POINCAR
This was to lay the basis of a true positivism by the only means through which it can be laid firmly.
CRITICAL MISCELLANIES, VOL. 3 (OF 3)JOHN MORLEY
He was a philosopher, imbued with the tenets of positivism; and she was naturally prone to be fascinated by abstract thought.
THE AGE OF TENNYSONHUGH WALKER
But the religions which exclude theology—he mentions Buddhism and Positivism as examples—give no adequate sanction.
THE LIFE OF SIR JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN, BART., K.C.S.I.SIR LESLIE STEPHEN
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