Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “positively”

See all translations

positively

adverb uk   /ˈpɒz.ə.tɪv.li/ us    /ˈpɑː.zə.t̬ɪv-/

positively adverb (WELL)

B2 in a good or positive way: I don't respond very positively to being bossed around - it just makes me angry.
More examples

positively adverb (CERTAINLY)

certainly: He said quite positively that he would come, so I've saved a place for him.

positively adverb (COMPLETELY)

informal used to emphasize something, especially something that is unexpected: That sales assistant was positively rude to me!
(Definition of positively from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of positively?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “positively” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More