convinced vs positive what difference

what is difference between convinced and positive

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈvɪnst/

Adjective

convinced (comparative more convinced, superlative most convinced)

  1. In a state of believing, especially from evidence but not necessarily.
    He was convinced he was a great singer, though others were not so sure.

Translations

Verb

convinced

  1. simple past tense and past participle of convince
    We convinced him with our skillful arguments and supporting evidence.


English

Alternative forms

  • +ve (abbreviation)

Etymology

From Old French positif, from Latin positivus, from the past participle stem of ponere (to place). Compare posit.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɒzɪ̈tɪv/
  • (General American) enPR: pŏzʹĭ-tĭv, IPA(key): /ˈpɑzɪ̈tɪv/
  • Rhymes: -ɒzɪtɪv
  • Hyphenation (UK): pos‧it‧ive, (US): pos‧i‧tive

Adjective

positive (comparative more positive, superlative most positive)

  1. Not negative or neutral.
  2. (law) Formally laid down. [from the 14th c.]
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
      In laws, that which is natural bindeth universally; that which is positive, not so.
  3. Stated definitively and without qualification. [from the 16th c.]
    • Positive words, that he would not bear arms against King Edward’s son.
  4. Fully assured in opinion. [from the 17th c.]
  5. (mathematics) Of number, greater than zero. [from the 18th c.]
    Antonym: nonpositive
  6. Characterized by constructiveness or influence for the better.
  7. Overconfident, dogmatic.
  8. (chiefly philosophy) Actual, real, concrete, not theoretical or speculative.
    • 1597 Francis Bacon, The Colours of Good and Evil
      The flower or blossom is a a positive good.
  9. (physics) Having more protons than electrons.
    Antonym: negative
  10. (grammar) Describing the primary sense of an adjective, adverb or noun; not comparative, superlative, augmentative nor diminutive.
  11. Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute.
  12. Characterized by the existence or presence of distinguishing qualities or features, rather than by their absence.
  13. Characterized by the presence of features which support a hypothesis.
  14. (photography) Of a visual image, true to the original in light, shade and colour values.
  15. Favorable, desirable by those interested or invested in that which is being judged.
  16. Wholly what is expressed; colloquially downright, entire, outright.
  17. Optimistic. [from the 20th c.]
  18. (chemistry) electropositive
  19. (chemistry) basic; metallic; not acid; opposed to negative, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals.
  20. (slang) HIV positive.
    • quoted in 2013, William I. Johnston, HIV-Negative: How the Uninfected Are Affected by AIDS (page 145)
      We certainly told him at that time that I was negative. We talked about transmission. We told him we don’t do anything that would cause me to become positive.
  21. (New Age jargon) Good, desirable, healthful, pleasant, enjoyable; (often precedes ‘energy’, ‘thought’, ‘feeling’ or ’emotion’).
    • 2009, Christopher Johns, Becoming a Reflective Practitioner, John Wiley & Sons, p. 15
      Negative feelings can be worked through and their energy converted into positive energy… In crisis, normal patterns of self-organization fail, resulting in anxiety (negative energy). Being open systems, people can exchange this energy with the environment and create positive energy for taking action…

Synonyms

  • (steadfast in one’s knowledge or belief): certain, sure, wis

Antonyms

  • (doubtful): uncertain, unsure
  • (spiritual quality): bad, evil, nongood

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

positive (plural positives)

  1. A thing capable of being affirmed; something real or actual.
    • rating Positives by their Privatives
  2. A favourable point or characteristic.
  3. Something having a positive value in physics, such as an electric charge.
  4. (grammar) A degree of comparison of adjectives and adverbs.
  5. (grammar) An adjective or adverb in the positive degree.
  6. (photography) A positive image; one that displays true colors and shades, as opposed to a negative.
  7. The positive plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.
  8. A positive result of a test.

Translations


Danish

Adjective

positive

  1. inflection of positiv:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /po.zi.tiv/
  • Homophones: positivent, positives

Adjective

positive

  1. feminine singular of positif

Verb

positive

  1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of positiver
  2. second-person singular imperative of positiver

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

positive

  1. inflection of positiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian

Adjective

positive

  1. feminine plural of positivo

Anagrams

  • sopitevi

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /po.siˈtiː.u̯e/, [pɔs̠ɪˈt̪iːu̯ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /po.siˈti.ve/, [pɔs̬iˈt̪iːvɛ]

Adjective

positīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of positīvus

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

positive

  1. definite singular of positiv
  2. plural of positiv

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

positive

  1. definite singular of positiv
  2. plural of positiv

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /posiˈtibe/, [po.siˈt̪i.β̞e]

Verb

positive

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of positivar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of positivar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of positivar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of positivar.

Swedish

Adjective

positive

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of positiv.

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