French translation of 'positively'
to think positively être positif/ive
to react positively to a suggestion réagir favorablement à une proposition
to respond positively (= say yes) répondre affirmativement
to respond positively to treatment [patient] bien réagir au traitement
4. (= actually) [dangerous, harmful, rude, abusive] carrément
It is not just acceptable, but positively encouraged. Non seulement c’est acceptable, mais c’est même vivement recommandé.
Parents are positively encouraged to ... On encourage vivement les parents à ...
5. (= absolutely)
This is positively the worst thing that I could imagine. C’est vraiment la pire chose que je puisse imaginer.
This is positively the last time I’m going to say this. Je répète ceci pour la toute dernière fois.
This is positively the last chance for industry to ... C’est la toute dernière occasion qu’auront les entreprises de ...
6. [identify] formellement
to be positively identified [body, person] être formellement identifié(e)see also positively charged
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Example Sentences Including 'positively'
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At times he sounds positively hawkish.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Added to which, there was something positively medieval about his family background.A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)
I felt a million times better, almost human again and positively cheerful.BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)
His voice sounds positively creamy with pleasure.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Relationships could be tested, so keep things flowing positively.The Sun (2015)
He could not positively identify it.Somewhere East of Life (1994)
I'd spend the five minutes prior to her departure almost forcing myself to think positively, but it rarely worked.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
That is fine providing the players react positively.The Sun (2013)
Use your luck positively and spread it to people who need guidance and some sort of hope.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We have to try and use it positively.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We will react quickly and positively and move on.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
She knows her profile can be used positively.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Were you failing to think positively enough?Times, Sunday Times (2009)
A cancer miracle is when a person didn't die when they absolutely, positively were supposed to.Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)
All but the most simple should be referred for treatment and possible drainage, and some may be positively dangerous if neglected.The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism (1985)
He absolutely positively wants to do this.The Sun (2016)
In moments of crisis, things can become positively apocalyptic.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In that company, the British looked positively cheerful.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The upside is that it is the only lesson where joking around might be positively encouraged.The Sun (2008)
We were able to positively identify the victim for the first time.The Sun (2006)
Tick the ones who you think will positively encourage you to change your behaviour and life.50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)
Your public effort will reflect either positively or negatively on your church.Christianity Today (2000)
Try thinking positively about yourself and it might do wonders for your morale.Survive the Nine to Five - a woman&apos;s guide to working well (1989)
Trends of 'positively'
Very Common. positively is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'positively' in Other Languages
British English: positively ADVERB
You use positively to emphasize that you really mean what you are saying.
This is positively the worst thing that I can even imagine.
Nearby words of 'positively'
Translation of positively from the Collins English to French Dictionary