Associations to the word «Affirmative»
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. Pertaining to truth; asserting that something is; affirming
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. Pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular result
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. Positive
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. Confirmative; ratifying.
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. Dogmatic
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. (logic) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. (algebra) positive; not negative
AFFIRMATIVE, noun. Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
AFFIRMATIVE, noun. (grammatical terminology) An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
AFFIRMATIVE, noun. (obsolete) An assertion.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, noun. A policy or program providing advantages for people of a minority group who are seen to have traditionally been discriminated against, with the aim of creating a more egalitarian society through preferential access to education, employment, health care, social welfare, etc.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS, noun. Plural of affirmative action
AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE, noun. (legal) A defense against a suit or criminal charge that asserts mitigating facts rather than contesting the main fact of the allegation.
AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCE, noun. (grammar) A sentence that affirms (rather than negates) a proposition.
AFFIRMATIVE WASTE, noun. (property law) Any structural change made to an estate in land that intentionally or negligently causes harm to the estate or depletes its resources, unless this depletion is a continuation of a pre-existing use.
AFFIRMATIVE, noun. A reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative".
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. Affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes".
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. Expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook".
AFFIRMATIVE, adjective. Expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod".
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.