positively

  • 1Positively — Pos i*tive*ly, adv. In a positive manner; absolutely; really; expressly; with certainty; indubitably; peremptorily; dogmatically; opposed to negatively. [1913 Webster] Good and evil which is removed may be esteemed good or evil comparatively, and …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2positively — index de facto, fairly (clearly), ipso facto Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3positively — 1590s, from POSITIVE (Cf. positive) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …

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  • 4positively — [adv] absolutely, definitely amen*, assuredly, categorically, certainly, doubtless, doubtlessly, easily, emphatically, firmly, flat*, flat out*, for a fact*, indubitably, no catch*, no holds barred*, no ifs ands or buts*, no kicker*, no strings… …

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  • 5positively — pos|i|tive|ly [ˈpɔzıtıvli US ˈpa: ] adv 1.) used to emphasize that something is true, especially when this seems surprising ▪ Some holiday destinations are positively dangerous . 2.) in a way that shows you agree with something or want it to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6positively — adverb 1 spoken used to emphasize that something is true about someone or something, or when saying something surprising about them: Gabi isn t pretty, she s positively beautiful! | Some patients positively enjoy being in hospital. 2 spoken used… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7positively — pos|i|tive|ly [ pazətıvli ] adverb ** 1. ) MAINLY SPOKEN used for emphasizing that something is true, especially something surprising or unexpected: His voice changed and became positively angry. The shock of the cold water made him gasp, but… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8positively — [[t]pɒ̱zɪtɪvli[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV adj superl (emphasis) You use positively to emphasize that you really mean what you are saying. This is positively the worst thing that I can even imagine... This is positively the last chance for the industry to… …

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  • 9positively — positive pos‧i‧tive [ˈpɒztɪv ǁ ˈpɑːz ] adjective 1. good or useful: • When interest rates fall, there is a positive effect on business confidence. • He felt that these meetings did not make any sort of positive contribution to branch performance …

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  • 10positively */*/ — UK [ˈpɒzətɪvlɪ] / US [ˈpɑzətɪvlɪ] adverb 1) mainly spoken used for emphasizing that something is true, especially something surprising or unexpected His voice changed and became positively angry. 2) in a way that is likely to have good results We …

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  • 11positively — /poz i tiv lee/ or, esp. for 3, /poz i tiv lee/, adv. 1. with certainty; absolutely: The statement is positively true. 2. decidedly; unquestionably; definitely: His conduct is positively shocking. interj. 3. (used to express strong affirmation)… …

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  • 12positively — [ˈpɒzətɪvli] adv 1) used for emphasizing that something is true His voice changed and became positively angry.[/ex] 2) in a way that shows that you approve or agree with something Most people reacted quite positively to the proposal.[/ex] 3) in a …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13positively — adverb a) In a positive manner. He approached the interview positively. b) With certainty. I will positively be there at 8 a.m …

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  • 14positively — adv. Positively is used with these adjectives: ↑ancient, ↑charged, ↑dangerous, ↑ecstatic, ↑frightening, ↑frosty, ↑giddy, ↑harmful, ↑hostile, ↑indecent, ↑misleading, ↑ …

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  • 15positively — adverb 1) I could not positively identify the voice Syn: confidently, definitely, emphatically, categorically, with certainty, conclusively, unquestionably, undoubtedly, indisputably, unmistakably, assuredly 2) he was positively livid Syn …

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  • 16positively — adverb 1) I could not positively identify the voice Syn: confidently, definitely, firmly, categorically, with certainty, conclusively 2) he was positively livid Syn: absolutely, utterly, downright, simply …

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  • 17positively — adverb 1. extremely (Freq. 5) it was positively monumental • Derived from adjective: ↑positive • Usage Domain: ↑intensifier, ↑intensive 2. so as to be positive; in a positive manner …

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  • 18positively — adverb 1》 in a positive way. 2》 used to emphasize that something is the case: some of the diets may be positively dangerous …

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  • 19positively — positive ► ADJECTIVE 1) characterized by the presence rather than the absence of distinguishing features. 2) expressing or implying affirmation, agreement, or permission. 3) constructive, optimistic, or confident. 4) with no possibility of doubt; …

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  • 20positively — adverb see positive I …

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