Share this entry
American English: /ˈpɑzədɪvli/
, /ˈpɑztɪvli/
British English: /ˈpɒzətɪvli/

Translation of positively in Spanish:


  • 1 (favorably, constructively) we view teaching experience very positively
    valoramos mucho or muy positivamente la experiencia docente
    to act positively
    tener una actitud positiva
    she contributes positively to class discussions
    participa activamente en clase
    Example sentences
    • Camp and school partnerships have the potential to positively influence participating students and staff, the schools they come from, and the families to which they return.
    • Without a real person to positively bond with, children will choose, as a default option, either a fictional character or someone they'll never meet, like a celebrity or a religious figure.
    • Pulse is open to anyone who can prove their ability and dedication to filmmaking, and teams of writers, directors and producers, in particular, are positively encouraged.
  • 2 2.1 (definitely)
    de forma concluyente or fehaciente
    the body has not yet been positively identified
    todavía no se ha hecho una identificación definitiva del cadáver
    Example sentences
    • As noted earlier, only an expert can positively identify a substance as biological growth and lab analysis may be required for final confirmation.
    • Experts are still working to identify positively the sources of the outbreaks.
    • The very latest technology involves ‘facial recognition’ - a system that can positively identify a suspect instantly simply from his or her face.
    2.2 (absolutely)
    the food is positively awful
    la comida es malísima
    this is positively your last chance
    Example sentences
    • Many of those places are positively dangerous and it is surprising that there have not been clamours to have them made safer by the removal of parked vehicles.
    • The bustle and diversity of the crowd was positively Prom-like, which surprised me as a newcomer to the series (unsure when the coffee would be served).
    • I am positively surprised how well this really worked out.
Definition of positively in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources