Affirmative vs Appreciative - What's the difference?

affirmative | appreciative |


As adjectives the difference between affirmative and appreciative

is that affirmative is pertaining to truth; asserting that something is ; affirming while appreciative is showing appreciation or gratitude.

As a noun affirmative

is yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.

affirmative

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • pertaining to truth; asserting that something is ; affirming
  • an affirmative answer
  • pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular result
  • positive
  • an affirmative vote
  • Confirmative; ratifying.
  • an act affirmative of common law
  • dogmatic
  • * Berkeley
  • Lysicles was a little disconcerted by the affirmative air of Crito.
  • (logic) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.
  • (algebra) positive; not negative
  • Derived terms

    * affirmative action

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
  • That's an affirmative Houston, the space shuttle has lost the secondary thrusters.
    10-4 good buddy. That's an affirmative - the tractor trailer is in the ditch at the side of the highway.
  • (grammatical terminology) An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.
  • (obsolete) An assertion.
  • * 1646 , Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica , III.17:
  • that every hare is both male and female, beside the vulgar opinion, was the affirmative of Archelaus, of Plutarch, Philostratus, and many more.

    See also

    * affirmative sentence ----

    appreciative

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Showing appreciation or gratitude.
  • Capable of showing appreciation.