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Synonyms for affirmative
əˈfɜr mə tɪvaf·fir·ma·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affirmativeadjective

    a reply of affirmation

    "he answered in the affirmative"

    Antonyms:
    negative, dissentient, dissenting(a), unfavourable, neutral, dissident, unfavorable

  2. affirmative, affirmatoryadjective

    affirming or giving assent

    "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"

    Synonyms:
    approving, approbative, approbatory, affirmatory, plausive, optimistic

    Antonyms:
    negative, dissident, neutral, unfavorable, dissentient, dissenting(a), unfavourable

  3. affirmative, optimisticadjective

    expecting the best

    "an affirmative outlook"

    Synonyms:
    approving, approbative, approbatory, affirmatory, plausive, optimistic

    Antonyms:
    negative, unfavourable, dissident, unfavorable, dissentient, dissenting(a), neutral

  4. approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausiveadjective

    expressing or manifesting praise or approval

    "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"

    Synonyms:
    approving, approbatory, plausive, affirmatory, optimistic, approbative

    Antonyms:
    negative, unfavourable, dissentient, dissident, neutral, dissenting(a), unfavorable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affirmativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    that affirms

  2. affirmativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    INDICATIVE

  3. affirmativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Alg.) positive, not negative

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. affirmativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    confirmative, ratifying, approving

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "affirmative":

    positive, palliative, corrective, yes, -affirmative, preferential

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#484yes
#1467positive
#11586affirmative
#13548corrective
#14413optimistic
#16843approving
#20737preferential
#21621palliative

How to use affirmative in a sentence?

  1. James Jacobs:

    Police have an affirmative duty to resolve a volatile incident, but not a duty to sacrifice life.

  2. Kevin Cramer:

    It was an exciting day to be with the President, and he asked right out front,' Do you have any preferences ?' i said my only preference would be, don't succumb to the pressure to make this some sort of an affirmative action pick.

  3. Paul Smith:

    Abortion, gun rights and affirmative action would be monumental. That said, there, in those cases, particularly in the abortion case and in the gun case, there are ways they could decide the more broadly or more narrowly, so part of the blockbuster nature of the term will depend on whether they really go very far and say, overrule Roe v. Wade, or simply narrow it in the abortion case.

  4. Brian Fallon:

    But in a phase of the campaign where we are not truly running a national campaign and in some of these states she has the opportunity to be there only for a brief period, we are going to lead with our affirmative message.

  5. Gabriela Cuevas Barron:

    Thats why we believe we need to encourage parliaments to have affirmative action.


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