positiveness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From positive +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

positiveness (countable and uncountable, plural positivenesses)

  1. (uncountable) The quality of being positive; positivity. [from 17th c.]
    • 1929, Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, Folio Society 2008, p. 48:
      Nobody knew anything about it although they all spoke with great positiveness and strategical knowledge.
  2. (countable) The result of being positive

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