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Adjective: affirmative  u'fur-mu-tiv
  1. Affirming or giving assent
    "affirmative votes"; "an affirmative decision";
    - affirmatory
     
  2. Hopeful about the future
    "an affirmative outlook";
    - optimistic
     
  3. Expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    "an affirmative nod";
    - approving, approbative, approbatory, plausive
Noun: affirmative  u'fur-mu-tiv
  1. A 'yes' reply, a reply of affirmation
    "he answered in the affirmative"

Derived forms: affirmatives

See also: assentient, favorable [US], favourable [Brit, Cdn], positive

Type of: affirmation, avouchment, avowal

Antonym: negative

Encyclopedia: Affirmative