1. the character of the positive electric pole
Syn: ↑positivity
Ant: ↑negativeness, ↑negativity (for: ↑positivity)
Hypernyms: ↑polarity, ↑sign
2. a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
Syn: ↑positivity, ↑positivism
Ant: ↑negativeness, ↑negativity (for: ↑positivity)
Derivationally related forms: ↑positive, ↑positive (for: ↑positivity)
Hypernyms: ↑quality
Hyponyms: ↑assertiveness, ↑self-assertiveness
3. the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
Derivationally related forms: ↑advantageous (for: ↑profitableness), ↑advantageous (for: ↑advantageousness), ↑favourable (for: ↑favourableness), ↑favorable (for: ↑favorableness)
Hypernyms: ↑advantage, ↑vantage
Hyponyms: ↑auspiciousness, ↑propitiousness
4. the quality of being undeniable and not worth arguing about
Derivationally related forms: ↑positive (for: ↑positivity), ↑incontrovertible (for: ↑incontrovertibleness), ↑incontrovertible (for: ↑incontrovertibility)
5. an amount greater than zero
Syn: ↑positivity
Ant: ↑negativeness, ↑negativity (for: ↑positivity)
Derivationally related forms: ↑positive (for: ↑positivity)
Hypernyms: ↑amount

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Positiveness — Pos i*tive*ness, n. The quality or state of being positive; reality; actualness; certainty; confidence; peremptoriness; dogmatism. See {Positive}, a. [1913 Webster] Positiveness, pedantry, and ill manners. Swift. [1913 Webster] The positiveness… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • positiveness — index belief (state of mind), certainty, certification (certainness), certitude, confidence (faith) …   Law dictionary

  • positiveness — positive ► ADJECTIVE 1) characterized by the presence rather than the absence of distinguishing features. 2) expressing or implying affirmation, agreement, or permission. 3) constructive, optimistic, or confident. 4) with no possibility of doubt; …   English terms dictionary

  • positiveness — noun see positive I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • positiveness — See positively. * * * …   Universalium

  • positiveness — noun a) The quality of being positive; positivity b) The result of being positive Ant: negativeness …   Wiktionary

  • positiveness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The fact or condition of being without doubt: assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, sureness, surety. See CERTAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • positiveness — pos·i·tive·ness || pÉ‘zÉ™tɪvnɪs / pÉ’z n. poise, confidence, state of self assurance; state of not being negative …   English contemporary dictionary

  • positiveness — pos·i·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • declare with positiveness — index avouch (avow), purport Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.