✅ Enthusiastic describes being full of lively and intense interest and often excitement (She was very enthusiastic about my cooking).
✅ Ebullient describes being so full of enthusiasm that it seems to bubble over (He was ebullient at the awards ceremony).
✅ Although both enthusiastic and ebullient describe a sense of interest, excitement, and fervor, ebullient, the less common of the two, suggests that these feelings are particularly intense (It was nice to see her so ebullient about the results).
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✅ Questionable describes something that is open to question or dispute, or is uncertain (They made questionable choices about peanut butter and pineapple sandwiches).
✅ Dubitable also describes something that is uncertain, or open to doubt (The research was dubitable).
✅ Questionable and dubitable both might describe something someone says, if it seems inaccurate (His version of events was dubitable; Her testimony was questionable).
✅ Dubitable is a much less common word than questionable, but it might sound familiar because of its opposite, indubitable.
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✅ Confident describes a sense of full assurance and belief in something (I’m confident about our chances of winning).
✅ Positive describes being fully confident in an opinion or assertion (I’m positive I locked the front door).
✅ Positive and confident both suggest a similar level of assurance (He was confident that he would do well; She was positive that they would like the present); however, positive is a more informal word than confident.
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