Synonyms for positiveˈpɒz ɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. positive, positive degree(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    positive, positive degree

    Antonyms:
    neutralised, diffident, Gram-negative, counter, incertain, negative, unsure, neutral, viewless, uncharged, timid, uncertain, minus, deniable, antagonistic, disconfirming, shy, informal, perverse, neutralized, disadvantageous

  2. positive(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    positive degree

    Antonyms:
    perverse, informal, disadvantageous, uncertain, viewless, timid, minus, neutral, unsure, incertain, disconfirming, Gram-negative, negative, antagonistic, neutralized, diffident, neutralised, deniable, shy, counter, uncharged

  3. positive(adj)

    characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.

    Synonyms:
    cocksure, incontrovertible, prescribed, positivist, overconfident, electropositive, positively charged, irrefutable, convinced(p), plus, positive(p), confirming, confident(p), positivistic

    Antonyms:
    neutralized, Gram-negative, uncertain, neutral, minus, uncharged, counter, incertain, disconfirming, neutralised, unsure, negative, disadvantageous, diffident, perverse, antagonistic, deniable, timid, informal, shy, viewless

  4. convinced(p), positive(p), confident(p)(adj)

    persuaded of; very sure

    Antonyms:
    incertain, viewless, minus, neutralized, perverse, neutral, uncharged, negative, unsure, Gram-negative, antagonistic, diffident, disconfirming, uncertain, timid, shy, deniable, informal, counter, neutralised, disadvantageous

  5. plus, positive(adj)

    involving advantage or good

    Synonyms:
    cocksure, positive, prescribed, positivist, overconfident, electropositive, positively charged, irrefutable, convinced(p), positivistic, plus, positive(p), confirming, confident(p), incontrovertible

    Antonyms:
    neutralised, negative, unsure, minus, counter, deniable, disconfirming, shy, neutral, disadvantageous, neutralized, uncertain, diffident, viewless, antagonistic, uncharged, Gram-negative, incertain, timid, informal, perverse

  6. positive, confirming(adj)

    indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen

    Synonyms:
    irrefutable, confirming, confident(p), positively charged, substantiative, positive(p), verifying, confirmatory, electropositive, collateral, incontrovertible, confirmative, positive, validating, substantiating, positivistic, corroborative, plus, convinced(p), validatory, prescribed, positivist, corroboratory, cocksure, overconfident, verificatory

    Antonyms:
    Gram-negative, perverse, uncertain, uncharged, neutralized, incertain, counter, disadvantageous, unsure, negative, neutralised, deniable, diffident, neutral, antagonistic, timid, informal, shy, minus, viewless, disconfirming

  7. positive, prescribed(adj)

    formally laid down or imposed

    Synonyms:
    irrefutable, decreed, confirming, confident(p), official, positively charged, positive(p), electropositive, incontrovertible, positive, positivistic, ordained, plus, convinced(p), prescribed, appointed, positivist, cocksure, overconfident

    Antonyms:
    unsure, minus, uncertain, shy, negative, uncharged, counter, neutralized, timid, perverse, incertain, neutralised, Gram-negative, viewless, diffident, disadvantageous, deniable, informal, neutral, disconfirming, antagonistic

  8. incontrovertible, irrefutable, positive(adj)

    impossible to deny or disprove

    Synonyms:
    cocksure, positive, demonstrable, positivist, overconfident, electropositive, prescribed, positively charged, irrefutable, convinced(p), positivistic, plus, positive(p), confirming, confident(p), incontrovertible

    Antonyms:
    Gram-negative, counter, deniable, negative, uncertain, shy, unsure, viewless, informal, uncharged, antagonistic, neutral, disconfirming, neutralised, perverse, neutralized, disadvantageous, incertain, minus, timid, diffident

  9. positivist, positivistic, positive(adj)

    of or relating to positivism

    Synonyms:
    cocksure, positive, prescribed, positivist, overconfident, electropositive, positively charged, irrefutable, convinced(p), incontrovertible, plus, positive(p), confirming, confident(p), positivistic

    Antonyms:
    perverse, neutralized, minus, deniable, informal, incertain, unsure, negative, diffident, uncertain, Gram-negative, viewless, antagonistic, uncharged, neutral, timid, neutralised, disconfirming, disadvantageous, shy, counter

  10. positive(adj)

    reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion

    Synonyms:
    cocksure, incontrovertible, prescribed, positivist, overconfident, electropositive, positively charged, irrefutable, convinced(p), plus, positive(p), confirming, confident(p), positivistic

    Antonyms:
    neutral, negative, neutralised, antagonistic, deniable, uncertain, minus, uncharged, informal, timid, counter, incertain, disconfirming, shy, unsure, Gram-negative, viewless, neutralized, perverse, diffident, disadvantageous

  11. positive(adj)

    greater than zero

    Synonyms:
    cocksure, incontrovertible, prescribed, positivist, overconfident, electropositive, positively charged, irrefutable, convinced(p), plus, positive(p), confirming, confident(p), positivistic

    Antonyms:
    antagonistic, perverse, disconfirming, disadvantageous, counter, Gram-negative, minus, incertain, unsure, negative, neutralized, deniable, shy, uncertain, viewless, neutral, informal, uncharged, neutralised, diffident, timid

  12. positive, electropositive, positively charged(adj)

    having a positive charge

    Synonyms:
    cocksure, incontrovertible, prescribed, positivist, overconfident, electropositive, positively charged, irrefutable, convinced(p), positive, plus, positive(p), confirming, confident(p), positivistic

    Antonyms:
    unsure, incertain, counter, shy, viewless, deniable, diffident, uncharged, uncertain, neutralized, informal, negative, neutralised, Gram-negative, perverse, antagonistic, disconfirming, minus, disadvantageous, neutral, timid

  13. cocksure, overconfident, positive(adj)

    marked by excessive confidence

    Synonyms:
    cocksure, positive, prescribed, positivist, overconfident, electropositive, positively charged, irrefutable, convinced(p), positivistic, plus, positive(p), confirming, confident(p), incontrovertible

    Antonyms:
    informal, uncharged, shy, neutralised, perverse, neutral, incertain, uncertain, minus, disadvantageous, unsure, neutralized, antagonistic, negative, deniable, timid, viewless, diffident, counter, disconfirming, Gram-negative

Wiktionary

  1. positive(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    certain, wis, sure

  2. positive(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    negative

  3. positive(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    nonpositive

  4. positive(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    uncertain, unsure

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. positive

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

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