Definition of 'positive'
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You need to be positive about the future and the pleasures you can share. The Sun (2016)This should have a positive effect on all kinds of relationships. The Sun (2016)This means having the freedom to be themselves and having a positive experience at school. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You can easily set up a check for positive or negative social media sentiment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have a positive attitude that makes you good company. The Sun (2017) Something positive has come out of it at last. The Sun (2016)How has she coped while outwardly remaining so positive? The Sun (2016)Your ability to focus on the positive aspects of family life makes you such an asset and brings an agreement much faster than anyone else expects. The Sun (2016)The best way to change attitudes across generations is to reach out to young minds which are more easily engaged and open to positive images of diversity. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I'm not positive a good outcome is going to come next week. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There was enough there to be hugely positive about. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At work and home your positive attitude gets good results. The Sun (2014)This means that each new task is positive rather than negative. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)Social media should be used for promoting positive body images. The Sun (2016)We publish the results of all our studies regardless of whether they are positive or negative. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We will make church a positive experience for outsiders. Christianity Today (2000)Try swapping any negative thoughts for positive ones. The Sun (2012)The day ended on a really positive note. The Sun (2011)We remain very positive that his outlook is bright. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But this position ignores the potential for any positive gains. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The way to do so is to invest in assets having positive net present values. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)One horse has tested positive for equine infectious anaemia. The Sun (2012)We have changed the situation in a positive way. The Sun (2011)You just have to keep trying to think positive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What happened to the joy of building something positive? Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is so much to be positive about. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many family members have had the same positive experience with low carbs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The studies suggested a positive effect when one probably did not exist. The Sun (2016)News on the earnings front remains positive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But there is also the potential for positive surprises. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As long as they are used as a positive force for good rather than seen as a negative. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The main point about daydreaming is that you are feeding your mind positive images which gives your immune system a regular boost. Banish Headaches -how to obtain fast, drug-free relief from headache (1990)
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Translations for 'positive'
British English: positive /ˈpɒzɪtɪv/ ADJECTIVE
If you are positive, you are hopeful and confident, and think of the good aspects of a situation rather than the bad ones.
Be positive about your future.
- American English: positive
- Arabic: إِيجَابِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: positivo
- Chinese: 肯定的
- Croatian: pozitivan
- Czech: pozitivní
- Danish: positiv
- Dutch: positief
- European Spanish: positivo
- Finnish: positiivinen
- French: positif
- German: positiv
- Greek: θετικός
- Italian: positivo
- Japanese: 確信している
- Korean: 적극적인
- Norwegian: positiv
- Polish: pozytywny
- European Portuguese: positivo
- Romanian: optimist
- Russian: позитивный
- Spanish: positivo
- Swedish: positiv
- Thai: ซึ่งมองในแง่ดี
- Turkish: olumlu
- Ukrainian: позитивний
- Vietnamese: chắc chắn
British English: positive NOUN
The positive in a situation is the good and pleasant aspects of it.
He prefers to focus on the positive.
- American English: positive
- Brazilian Portuguese: lado positivo
- Chinese: 积极面
- European Spanish: lo positivo
- French: points positifs
- German: Positive
- Italian: aspetti positivi
- Japanese: よい面
- Korean: 긍정적 측면
- European Portuguese: lado positivo
- Spanish: lo positivo
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