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English definition of “positive”

positive

adjective (HOPEFUL)    /ˈpɒz.ə.tɪv/ US  /ˈpɑː.zə.t̬ɪv/
B1 full of hope and confidence, or giving cause for hope and confidence: a positive attitude On a more positive note, we're seeing signs that the housing market is picking up. The past ten years have seen some very positive developments in East-West relations. There was a very positive response to our new design - people seemed very pleased with it. → Opposite negative adjectiveHoping and hopefulnessPotential positiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
(Definition of positive adjective (HOPEFUL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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