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

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  1. affirmativeadjective

    a reply of affirmation

    "he answered in the affirmative"

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

  2. affirmative, affirmatoryadjective

    affirming or giving assent

    "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"

    approving, approbative, approbatory, affirmatory, plausive, optimistic

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

  3. affirmative, optimisticadjective

    expecting the best

    "an affirmative outlook"

    approving, approbative, approbatory, affirmatory, plausive, optimistic

    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"

    approving, approbatory, plausive, affirmatory, optimistic, approbative

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. affirmativeadjective

    that affirms

  2. affirmativeadjective


  3. affirmativeadjective

    (Alg.) positive, not negative

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 2 votes

  1. affirmativeadjective

    confirmative, ratifying, approving

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "affirmative":

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

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  1. John Burroughs:

    It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

  2. Chloe Teachey:

    Eliminating affirmative action does not mean opposing against diversity. Universities should base admissions decisions on academics and extracurricular activities, not skin color. There are other ways to promote diversity within the merit system, affirmative action may sound like a positive policy for universities to have, but it is discrimination. The term tries hides its discriminatory practices behind the concept of diversity.

  3. Vice President Joe Biden:

    We have to ... engage our communities and engage those who might be susceptible to being radicalized because they are marginalized, societies have to provide an affirmative alternative for immigrant communities, a sense of opportunity, a sense of belonging that discredits the terrorist’s appeal to fear, isolation, hatred, resentment.

  4. Lewis Baldwin:

    Democratic Socialist was not talking about race-based affirmative action. Democratic Socialist was concerned about need-based affirmative action, if you look at Democratic Socialist call for an economic bill of rights, Democratic Socialist was talking about affirmative action that benefited all people that were poor and deprived.

  5. Ravi Verma:

    Affirmative action is a solid step forward because those girls and women who move into the sphere of education and work and acquire additional skills challenge local patriarchy and can change attitudes.

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