What does positively mean?

Definitions for positively
ˈpɒz ɪ tɪv li or, esp. for 3 , ˌpɒz ɪˈtɪv lipos·i·tive·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. positivelyadverb


    "it was positively monumental"

  2. positivelyadverb

    so as to be positive; in a positive manner

    "she intended her remarks to be interpreted positively"


  1. positivelyadverb

    In a positive manner.

    He approached the interview positively.

  2. positivelyadverb

    With certainty.

    I will positively be there at 8 a.m.

  3. positivelyadverb


    I had a positively wonderful time.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Positivelyadverb

    Etymology: from positive.

    Give me some breath, some little pause,
    Before I positively speak in this. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    The good or evil, which is removed, may be esteemed good or evil comparatively, and not positively or simply. Francis Bacon.

    It is impossible that any successive duration should be actually and positively infinite, or have infinite successions already gone and past. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    It was absolutely certain, that this part was positively yours, and could not possibly be written by any other. Dryden.

    I would ask any man, that has but once read the bible, whether the whole tenor of the divine law does not positively require humility and meekness to all men. Thomas Sprat.


  1. positively

    Positively refers to expressing or implying affirmation, agreement, or approval in a certain manner. It can also refer to having a good or constructive quality, showing optimism or confidence, or exhibiting or resulted from an affirmation or assertion. In relation to a mathematical or scientific context, positively can refer to something that is greater than zero or a figure denoting an advantage or a desirable outcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Positivelyadverb

    in a positive manner; absolutely; really; expressly; with certainty; indubitably; peremptorily; dogmatically; -- opposed to negatively

Editors Contribution

  1. positivelyadverb

    In a positive manner.

    They were positively beaming on their wedding day knowing that they could then create the child they choose together,,,,,,,, what a JOY !!

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'positively' in Adverbs Frequency: #368

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of positively in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of positively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of positively in a Sentence

  1. Chris Zaccarelli:

    It's the lull before earnings. There's not as much enthusiasm for buying, investors don't think companies will surprise as positively as they did in the first quarter.

  2. The Foreign Secretary:

    He is espousing a program of gradual change, embracing the realities of the world we live in, i was very struck by the fact that he described the Internet as the reality of our world, spoke positively about the benefits the Internet could bring.

  3. Kemal Kilicdaroglu:

    I view a coalition with the MHP positively, if they want to, we could even make the post of prime minister rotating. Let (Bahceli) come and be prime minister in this coalition.

  4. Eli Khamarov:

    I have found it difficult to endear myself to those who could best positively affect the quality of my life.

  5. Brian Tracy:

    No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.

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