pos·​i·​tiv·​i·​ty ˌpä-zə-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce positivity (audio)
plural positivities
: the quality or state of being positive
: something that is positive

Examples of positivity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The band will continue to spread positivity this year on the road with three-night stands in North America and Australia. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 27 Mar. 2024 With his own music, Kravitz is adding to Rock & Roll’s rich history with a message of love, light and positivity. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 25 Mar. 2024 Friends told the family that Lewis’ positivity was contagious. Andrea Klick, Kansas City Star, 29 Feb. 2024 The American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease in 2013, but many body positivity activists and organizations like the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance argue excess weight by itself doesn't cause health problems. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 7 Mar. 2024 Nada Ghazal Fresh from a pop-up at Bergdorf’s, the Lebanese jewelry designer will be showing her latest pieces, including the Doors of Opportunity collection, exploring hope and positivity in her characteristic style. Kate Matthams, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Thank you for your light, your positivity, & your guidance through the years. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2024 In addition to alternative funeral options, many death positivity advocates are also proponents of alternative burials. Sophia Liang, The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 Even in the troll-heavy TikTok landscape, Abbey’s comments section is by and large supportive, a bastion of positivity. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of positivity was in 1659

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“Positivity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/positivity. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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