Positiveness Pos"i*tive*ness, n. The quality or state of being positive; reality; actualness; certainty; confidence; peremptoriness; dogmatism. See {Positive}, a. [1913 Webster]

Positiveness, pedantry, and ill manners. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

The positiveness of sins of commission lies both in the habitude of the will and in the executed act too; the positiveness of sins of omission is in the habitude of the will only. --Norris. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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