Positively vs Passionately - What's the difference?

positively | passionately |


As adverbs the difference between positively and passionately

is that positively is (manner)  in a positive manner while passionately is in a passionate manner.

positively

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • (manner)  In a positive manner.
  • (modal)  With certainty.
  • (degree)  Very.
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  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. […]  The bed was the most extravagant piece.  Its graceful cane halftester rose high towards the cornice and was so festooned in carved white wood that the effect was positively insecure, as if the great couch were trimmed with icing sugar.}}

    Synonyms

    * (with certainty) definitely, categorically, decisively, unconditionally

    passionately

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a passionate manner.
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  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=“The story of this adoption is, of course, the pivot round which all the circumstances of the mysterious tragedy revolved. Mrs. Yule had an only son, namely, William, to whom she was passionately attached ; but, like many a fond mother, she had the desire of mapping out that son's future entirely according to her own ideas.
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  • *:And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.