Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Real; actual.

Part of speech: adjective

Absolute; unquestionable; confident; decided.

Part of speech: noun

That which is sure; reality; a photograph having the lights and shade of the real object.

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Usage examples "positive":

  1. I do not think he was learned; but he was always so positive, and always so ready with his opinions, and always so ready to back them up too, that all were willing to ask his opinion in matters of doubt, and few were willing to question his replies. - "First Fam'lies of the Sierras", Joaquin Miller.
  2. Bonaparte knew well what he wanted, but he did not like to name it in any positive way. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. I wish, my dear, you would be less positive. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.