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Pronunciation:  u'furmutiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"
  2. [adj]  affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"; "an affirmative nod"; "an affirmatory gesture"
  3. [adj]  supporting a policy or attitude etc; "an affirmative argument"
  4. [adj]  expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook"

AFFIRMATIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: affirmatory, agreeing(a), assentient, assenting, conceding(a), concessive, favorable, favoring, optimistic, positive, pro
 Antonyms: negative, negative
 See Also: affirmation, avouchment, avowal, double negative, favourable, yea, yes



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Af*firm"a*tive\, a. [L. affirmativus: cf. F.
    1. Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common
    2. That affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory
       of what exists; answering ``yes'' to a question; --
       opposed to {negative}; as, an affirmative answer; an
       affirmative vote.
    3. Positive; dogmatic. [Obs.] --J. Taylor.
             Lysicles was a little by the affirmative air of
             Crito.                                --Berkeley.
    4. (logic) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a
    5. (Alg.) Positive; -- a term applied to quantities which are
       to be added, and opposed to {negative}, or such as are to
       be subtracted.
  2. \Af*firm"a*tive\, n.
    1. That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an
       affirmative proposition; that side of question which
       affirms or maintains the proposition stated; -- opposed to
       {negative}; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative,
       and ten in the negative.
             Whether there are such beings or not, 't is
             sufficient for my purpose that many have believed
             the affirmative.                      --Dryden.
    2. A word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as,
       yes, that is so, etc.
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