Use the word "positive" to describe good feelings. We also use "positive" when describing attitudes, opinions, certainty, comments, and results. "Positive" is the opposite of "negative."
- Kevin is feeling positive about his chances of finding a new job.
- Wendy went to work with a positive attitude this morning.
- Your chances of success are greater if you remain positive.
- Try to be positive.
- It’s good to be positive, but you also need to be realistic.
- Zooey says she’s not positive about who her roommate will be next year at school.
- Are you positive that you locked the door?
- The witness can positively identify the people who were involved in the crime. (The word "positively" is an adverb.
- The results of the pregnancy test were positive. Bruce tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.
- The mayor’s decisions have had a positive impact on the city.
- The reviews for last night’s performance have been positive.
- We’re hoping for positive news, but we’re also bracing for the possibility of bad news.
- When jumping a battery, attach the jumper cables to the positive terminals first.
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May 19, 2016