What is the opposite of negative?

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Adjective
Opposite of denotes a state of denial, disagreement, or refusal
“Whilst they gave very little verbal feedback, their general body language suggested it would be a promising outcome.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a strong aversion or opposition to something
“I have nothing but favorable opinions of him, and endorse him as our team leader.”
Adjective
(of a person, attitude, or situation) Opposite of having the characteristics of a pessimist
“The boys were optimistic about their chances of claiming a maiden premiership, but unfortunately today was not the day.”
Adjective
(of a person, attitude, or situation) Opposite of having a toxic or damaging influence
“When Clive took on a mentoring role, he became an immensely positive influence on my life.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes the non-existence of a disease or condition
“We regret to inform you that your husband has a positive result for pancreatic cancer, but fortunately it is still in its very early stages.”
Adjective
Opposite of inclined to express negative or disapproving comments
“The report was unexpectedly complimentary in its assessment of the handling of the botched investigation.”
Adjective
Opposite of likely to lead to an adverse or bad outcome
Adjective
Opposite of refusing to proceed or cooperate
Adjective
Opposite of likely to injure or damage
“It sounds so innocuous and harmless, as if it would barely cause a murmur or a ripple.”
Adjective
Opposite of experiencing or showing doubt or skepticism
Adjective
Opposite of in opposition to a majority or official opinion
Adjective
Opposite of moving into a former worse state
“They can start small, knowing that it will take progressive steps to truly master the behavior or skill.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing contempt or scorn
Noun
Opposite of something construed as denial, dissent, or refusal
“Joe considered her attempts to connect with him again a positive as they worked towards reconciliation.”
Noun
(typically an unpleasant or undesirable form) Opposite of something that is in opposition to something else
“Empathy is a good reflection of a ruler who cares and connects with the common people.”
Noun
(of a person or thing) Opposite of an attribute marked by a disadvantage or downfall
“The advantage of living by oneself is having unrestrained liberty.”
Noun
Opposite of an expression of unwillingness to accept or grant an offer or request
“It was a big fat yes from all four judges, and the amateur chef from Glasgow has made it through to the final twelve.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else
Noun
Opposite of an unfavorable circumstance or condition that reduces the chances of success or effectiveness
“Banknotes have a natural advantage over coins in that they are lighter to carry but are also less durable.”
Verb
Opposite of to refuse or reject
“I accept your argument and deem it sufficient to drop the charges.”
Verb
Opposite of to show an unwillingness to grant, allow, or consent
“As of today, the committee will allow the construction of a self-sustaining garden in the city compound.”
Verb
Opposite of to disprove or refute
“No evidence has been found to substantiate allegations that animals have been mistreated.”
Verb
Opposite of to render useless or neutralize
“Staying away from me in the morning will strengthen our relationship because absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
Verb
Opposite of to show an undesirable inclination to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
“We accept your offer to help us in return for your freedom.”
Verb
Opposite of neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite influence
Interjection
Opposite of used to express denial, disagreement, or refusal
“Oh yes, El Guapo, you have a plethora!”
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