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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affirmativelyadverb

    in an affirmative manner


  1. affirmativelyadverb

    In an affirming manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Affirmativelyadverb

    In an affirmative manner; on the positive side; not negatively.

    Etymology: from affirmative.

    The reason of man hath no such restraint: concluding not only affirmatively, but negatively; not only affirming, there is no magnitude beyond the last heavens, but also denying, there is any vacuity within them. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.


  1. affirmatively

    Affirmatively refers to a response, action or behavior that indicates agreement, confirmation, approval or acceptance in a confident or positive way. It is often used to describe saying "yes" to something or providing confirmation or acceptance of an idea, statement or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affirmativelyadverb

    in an affirmative manner; on the affirmative side of a question; in the affirmative; -- opposed to negatively

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affirmatively in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affirmatively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of affirmatively in a Sentence

  1. Brian Fallon:

    Not only was it the case that the email was not marked classified, it was affirmatively marked as unclassified.

  2. Anonymous:

    The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.

  3. Justice Potter Stewart:

    The state may not establish a ‘religion of secularism’ in the sense of affirmatively opposing or showing hostility to religion, thus ‘preferring those who believe in no religion over those who do believe.

  4. Dave Windmuller:

    If there is any question, it should be addressed before the nomination, he should affirmatively do it before the nomination, otherwise it's gong to be a cloud hanging over his head, and that will hurt him.

  5. David Sapp:

    Not only were the local VA officials not using the land to house homeless vets, but they were actually affirmatively misusing the property by entering into these private-use agreements that had nothing to do with healthcare, housing or otherwise serving veterans.

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