Translation of "positive" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈpɒz·ə·tɪv/ us /ˈpɑ·zə·t̬ɪv/

B1 feeling happy and confident about life or a particular situation

optimista, positivo
She has a very positive attitude.

certain that something is true

‘Are you sure you saw him?’ ‘Absolutely positive.’

(Translation of “positive” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈpozətiv/

meaning or saying ’yes’

positivo, afirmativo
a positive answer
They tested the water for the bacteria and the result was positive (= the bacteria were present).

definite; leaving no doubt

definitivo, concluyente
positive proof of her guilt.

certain or sure

I’m positive he’s right.

complete or absolute

completo, verdadero, absoluto
His work is a positive disgrace.

optimistic and prepared to make plans for the future

Try to take a more positive attitude to life.

not showing any comparison; not comparative or superlative.


(of a number etc) greater than zero.


having fewer electrons than normal

In an electrical circuit, electrons flow to the positive terminal.
positiveness noun

certeza; cualidad de positivo
positively adverb

in a positive way

categóricamente; positivamente; afirmativamente
He stated positively that he was innocent.

absolutely; completely

con certeza; definitivamente
He is positively the nastiest person I know.

(Translation of “positive” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)