Synonyms and Antonyms of positive
1 expressing approval <hoped for a positive reaction from the audience> Synonyms admiring, applauding, appreciative, approbatory, approving, commendatory, complimentary, friendly, good, favorableRelated Words accepting, warm; encomiastic, eulogistic, flattering, hagiographic (also hagiographical), laudative, laudatory, panegyrical, praiseful; respectful, supportive, sympathetic; adoring, adulatory, idolizing, worshipful, worshipping (also worshiping); advisory, recommendatoryNear Antonyms captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; belittling, contemptuous, disdainful, disparaging, scornful, slightingAntonyms adverse, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly
2 having or showing a mind free from doubt <I'm positive that this is the right direction> Synonyms assured, clear, cocksure, confident, doubtless, implicit, certain, sanguine, sureRelated Words self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident; decisive, resolute, unfaltering, unhesitating, unquestioning, unwaveringNear Antonyms hesitant, indecisive, vacillating, wavering; diffident, unassumingAntonyms doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure
3 not capable of being challenged or proved wrong <seeks positive proof that UFO's exist> Synonyms accomplished, certain, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefragable, irrefutable, sure, unanswerable, unarguable, unchallengeable, undeniable, unquestionableRelated Words unambiguous, unequivocal; absolute, clear, conclusive, decisive, definite, hands-down; uncontested, uncontradicted, undisputed, unquestionedNear Antonyms controversial, debated, disputed; doubtful, dubious, iffy, inconclusive, indecisive, uncertain; ambiguous, equivocal; academic (also academical), hypothetical, speculative, theoretical (also theoretic)Antonyms answerable, arguable, contradictable, controvertible, debatable, disputable, doubtable, moot, negotiable, problematic (also problematical), questionable, refutable
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