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positivelyadverb

  • positively adverb (CERTAINLY)

us   /ˈpɑz·ə·t̬ɪv·li/ without a doubt; certainly: I positively will be there.
  • positively adverb (HAPPILY)

us   /ˈpɑz·ət̬·ɪv·li/ with willingness to agree; happily : I just don’t respond positively to being bossed around.
  • positively adverb (WITH ELECTRICITY)

physics us   /ˈpɑz·ə·t̬ɪv·li/ with the type of electrical charge carried by protons: positively charged
  • positively adverb (COMPLETELY)

/ˈpɑz·ə·t̬ɪv·li/ [not gradable] (used to add force to an expression) completely: You look positively gorgeous in that outfit!
(Definition of positively from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"positively" in British English

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positivelyadverb

uk   /ˈpɒz.ə.tɪv.li/ us   /ˈpɑː.zə.t̬ɪv.li/
  • 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.

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  • 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)
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