positivity

noun
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

Examples of positivity in a Sentence

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Now 18, Chloe is working on establishing her brand, filming fun YouTube videos, and preaching positivity. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "How Chloe Lukasiak Is Moving On From Her 'Dance Moms' Past," 26 May 2019 In a year filled with so many white narratives about body positivity, Fran is a refreshing anomaly. Teen Vogue, "From B.A.P.S. to Shrill: How Black Plus-Size Women Have Shaped the Romantic Comedy Genre," 10 May 2019 Bill Adams, Senior International Economist, PNC Financial Services Group spoke with Doug Krizner and David Ingles on his expectations from Yellen’s testimony ahead, as well as his outlook for the Fed, U.S. GDP growth and positivity on Europe. Bloomberg.com, "U.S. Economy in Sweet Spot of Expansion," 12 July 2017 The singer has a history of promoting body positivity at any size. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Just Got Real About Her Holiday Weight Gain," 2 Jan. 2019 To get our top stories delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Healthy Living newsletter Graham never ceases to inspire us with messages about self-love and body positivity. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "Ashley Graham Uses Windex to Correct a Spray Tan–Here's Why That's Dangerous," 31 May 2018 Meanwhile others like Monki and Missguided are also making efforts to promote body positivity in their ad campaigns. refinery29.com, "New Look Is Under Fire For "Fat Tax" On Plus-Size Clothes," 15 May 2018 Just as Ashley Graham set the stage for body-positivity in the swimwear industry when she was photographed for SI in 2016, Aden’s appearance in the magazine is poised to have a ripple effect. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Halima Aden Just Became Sports Illustrated’s First Hijabi Rookie," 29 Apr. 2019 Perfumes can attract positivity, call in new people into your life [and] certain fragrances can be used to ward off negativity. Dianca London Potts, SELF, "8 Modern Witches Share Their Daily Beauty Rituals," 11 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of positivity

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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