pos·​i·​tiv·​i·​ty | \ ˌpä-zə-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce positivity (audio) \
plural positivities

Definition of positivity

1 : the quality or state of being positive
2 : something that is positive

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Before his social-media bonding session with handpicked right-wing tweeters, radio hosts, and other message amplifiers on Thursday, Trump took time out for an interlude of positivity. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "“Congratulations Again, Mr. President”: Trump and the Co-opting of the G.O.P.," 12 July 2019 Willie and his group pushed a message of positivity at a time when L.A. really needed it. Julia Wick, latimes.com, "Essential California: The larger-than-life legend of L.A. street racer Big Willie Robinson," 10 July 2019 The 2015 3-2 series win at home to New Zealand marked the start of a climb to number one in the world rankings and four years of positivity going into this year's tournament. James Masters, CNN, "England thrashes New Zealand to make Cricket World Cup semifinals," 3 July 2019 Robbins' content specifically focuses on body positivity and provides a voice for people who may feel just a little bit different. Angela Watercutter And Samantha Cooper, WIRED, "5 Queer People on How They Found Their Chosen Families," 28 June 2019 Woodland credited Amy’s positivity for keeping him grounded, on a day when being grounded was everything. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: What US Open champion Gary Woodland learned from Amy Bockerstette," 17 June 2019 Follow her Instagram stories for a daily dose of positivity. Cady Lang, Time, "The 25 Accounts to Follow For the Best Instagram Stories Right Now," 4 June 2019 The body positivity movement entered social media in 2012, empowering women to embrace their bodies. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "Summer is sexist: Women have to sweat 'bikini bodies,' hair removal, camp and crime," 7 June 2019 Ford, a luxury designer of his eponymous brand and former creative director at Gucci and Saint Laurent, hailed Lopez as a pioneer in body positivity, when awarding her the CFDA Fashion Icon award. Laura Stampler, Fortune, "The Oscars of Fashion Honors Lady Gaga’s Designer Brandon Maxwell," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of positivity

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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