HyperDic: affirmative

English > 4 senses of the word affirmative:
ADJECTIVEallaffirmative, affirmatoryaffirming or giving assent
allaffirmative, optimisticexpecting the best
allaffirmative, approving, approbative, approbatory, plausiveexpressing or manifesting praise or approval
NOUNcommunicationaffirmativea reply of affirmation
affirmative > pronunciation
Soundsahfer'mahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > affirmative: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningaffirming or giving assent.
Examples
  • "an affirmative decision"
  • "affirmative votes"
Synonymaffirmatory
NarrowerassentientExpressing agreement or consent
See alsofavorable, favourableencouraging or approving or pleasing
positiveCharacterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
OppositenegativeExpressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
Spanishafirmativo
Catalanafirmatiu
Nounsaffirmativea reply of affirmation
Adverbsaffirmativelyin an affirmative manner
Verbsaffirmsay yes to
English > affirmative: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExpecting the best.
Example"an affirmative outlook"
Synonymoptimistic
BroaderpositiveCharacterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
Spanishafirmativo, optimista, positivo
Catalanoptimista, positiu
Nounsaffirmativenessthe agreeable quality of one who assents
English > affirmative: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningExpressing or manifesting praise or approval.
Example "an affirmative nod"
Synonymsapproving, approbative, approbatory, plausive
Broaderfavorable, favourableencouraging or approving or pleasing
Spanishaprobativo, aprobatorio, aprovatorio
Catalanaprovatori
English > affirmative: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA reply of affirmation.
Example"he answered in the affirmative"
Narrowerdouble negativeAn affirmative constructed from two negatives
yeaAn affirmative
yesAn affirmative
Broaderavowal, avouchment, affirmationA statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
OppositenegativeA reply of denial
Spanishafirmativo
Catalanafirmatiu
Adjectivesaffirmativeaffirming or giving assent

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