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English adjective: affirmative

1. affirmative affirming or giving assent


SamplesAn affirmative decision.
Affirmative votes.


Synonymsaffirmatory


Similarassentient


See alsofavorable, favourable, positive


Antonymsnegative

2. affirmative expecting the best


SamplesAn affirmative outlook.


Synonymsoptimistic


Similarpositive


Antonymsnegative, neutral

3. affirmative expressing or manifesting praise or approval


SamplesApprobative criticism.
An affirmative nod.


Synonymsapprobative, approbatory, approving, plausive


Similarfavorable, favourable


Antonymsunfavorable, unfavourable


English noun: affirmative

1. affirmative (communication) a reply of affirmation


SamplesHe answered in the affirmative.


Broader (hypernym)affirmation, avouchment, avowal


Narrower (hyponym)double negative, yea, yes


Antonymsnegative









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