Synonyms of positive in English:

positive


See definition of positive

adjective

1‘I am confident of getting a positive response from the commission’

SYNONYMS

affirmative, favourable, approving, in the affirmative, good, constructive, enthusiastic, supportive, reassuring, encouraging, corroborative

ANTONYMS

negative

2‘the results of the blood test were positive’

SYNONYMS

showing a reaction, affirmative

ANTONYMS

negative

3‘do something positive about your problems’

SYNONYMS

constructive, practical, useful, pragmatic, productive, helpful, worthwhile, beneficial, effective, efficacious

4‘she seems a lot more positive these days’

SYNONYMS

optimistic, hopeful, confident, forward-looking, cheerful, sanguine, buoyant, assured

informal upbeat

ANTONYMS

pessimistic

5‘in spite of these positive signs, economists are not predicting a recovery’

SYNONYMS

favourable, good, pleasing, welcome, promising, encouraging, heartening, propitious, auspicious

ANTONYMS

negative

6‘positive proof of identification must be produced’

SYNONYMS

definite, conclusive, certain, categorical, unequivocal, incontrovertible, indisputable, undeniable, incontestable, unmistakable, unambiguous, indubitable, unquestionable, irrefutable, beyond question, beyond a doubt, absolute, reliable, persuasive, convincing, concrete, tangible, clear, clear-cut, precise, direct, explicit, express, firm, decisive, real, actual

informal as sure as eggs is eggs

ANTONYMS

doubtful, disputable

7‘I am positive that he's not coming back’

SYNONYMS

certain, sure, convinced, confident, satisfied, free from doubt, assured, persuaded

ANTONYMS

uncertain, unsure

8‘the journey was a positive nightmare’

SYNONYMS

utter, complete, sheer, absolute, real, total, perfect, out-and-out, pure, outright, thoroughgoing, thorough, downright, unmitigated, unqualified, consummate, veritable, rank, unalloyed

British informal right, bloody

NZ Australian informal fair