Synonyms of positive


1. positive, positive degree, adjective, adverb

usage: the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution

2. positive, film, photographic film

usage: a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject


1. positive (vs. negative) (vs. neutral), affirmative, optimistic, constructive, affirmative#1, affirmatory, constructive, optimistic, supportive

usage: characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"

2. convinced(predicate), positive(predicate), confident(predicate), certain(predicate) (vs. uncertain), sure (vs. unsure)

usage: persuaded of; very sure; "were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join"; "I am positive he is lying"; "was confident he would win"

3. plus, positive, advantageous (vs. disadvantageous)

usage: involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor"

4. positive (vs. negative), confirming, Gram-positive

usage: indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test"

5. positive, prescribed, formal (vs. informal)

usage: formally laid down or imposed; "positive laws"

6. incontrovertible, irrefutable, positive, undeniable (vs. deniable)

usage: impossible to deny or disprove; "incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence"; "proof positive"; "an irrefutable argument"

7. positivist, positivistic, positive

usage: of or relating to positivism; "positivist thinkers"; "positivist doctrine"; "positive philosophy"

8. positive (vs. negative)

usage: reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion; "positive increase in graduating students"

9. positive, plus (vs. minus)

usage: greater than zero; "positive numbers"

10. positive, electropositive, positively charged, charged (vs. uncharged)

usage: having a positive charge; "protons are positive"

11. cocksure, overconfident, positive, confident (vs. diffident)

usage: marked by excessive confidence; "an arrogant and cocksure materialist"; "so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen"; "the less he knows the more positive he gets"

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