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Antonyms for positive

Antonyms for (adjective) positive

Main entry: positive Definition: characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc. Usage: a positive attitude; the reviews were all positive; a positive benefit; a positive demand

Antonyms: negative Definition: characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features Usage: a negative outlook on life; a colorless negative personality; a negative evaluation; a negative reaction to an advertising campaign

Antonyms: neutral Definition: possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics

Antonyms: negative Definition: a reply of denial Usage: he answered in the negative

Antonyms: negative Definition: expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

Antonyms: destructive Definition: causing destruction or much damage Usage: a policy that is destructive to the economy; destructive criticism

Antonyms: pessimistic Definition: expecting the worst possible outcome

Main entry: positive Definition: reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion Usage: positive increase in graduating students

Antonyms: negative Definition: reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive Usage: negative interest rates

Main entry: positive, confirming Definition: indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen Usage: a positive pregnancy test

Antonyms: disconfirming, negative Definition: not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition Usage: the HIV test was negative

Main entry: positive Definition: greater than zero Usage: positive numbers

Antonyms: minus Definition: on the negative side or lower end of a scale Usage: minus 5 degrees; a grade of B minus

Main entry: prescribed, positive Definition: formally laid down or imposed Usage: positive laws

Antonyms: informal Definition: not formal Usage: conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress; an informal free-and-easy manner; an informal gathering of friends

Antonyms: informal Definition: used of spoken and written language

Main entry: plus, positive Definition: involving advantage or good Usage: a plus (or positive) factor

Antonyms: disadvantageous Definition: constituting a disadvantage

Main entry: overconfident, positive, cocksure Definition: marked by excessive confidence Usage: an arrogant and cocksure materialist; so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen; the less he knows the more positive he gets

Antonyms: shy, timid, unsure, diffident Definition: lacking self-confidence Usage: stood in the doorway diffident and abashed; problems that call for bold not timid responses; a very unsure young man

Main entry: confident, convinced, positive Definition: persuaded of; very sure Usage: were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join; I am positive he is lying; was confident he would win

Antonyms: uncertain Definition: not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown Usage: an uncertain future; a manuscript of uncertain origin; plans are still uncertain; changes of great if uncertain consequences; without further evidence his story must remain uncertain

Antonyms: uncertain, unsure, incertain Definition: lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance Usage: uncertain of his convictions; unsure of himself and his future; moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps; an uncertain smile; touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

Antonyms: uncertain Definition: not certain to occur; not inevitable Usage: everything is uncertain about the army; the issue is uncertain

Main entry: electropositive, positive, positively charged Definition: having a positive charge Usage: protons are positive

Antonyms: uncharged Definition: of a particle or body or system; having no charge Usage: an uncharged particle; an uncharged battery

Main entry: incontrovertible, positive, irrefutable Definition: impossible to deny or disprove Usage: incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence; proof positive; an irrefutable argument

Antonyms: deniable Definition: capable of being denied or contradicted