[uh-fur-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]


Origin of affirmatory

First recorded in 1645–55; affirmat(ion) + -ory1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for affirmatory

Historical Examples of affirmatory

  • And, receiving an affirmatory nod from the preoccupied gambler, he went on.

  • He used the Quaker poet's name as if it were an affirmatory oath.

    Six Girls and the Tea Room

    Marion Ames Taggart

  • Patty, holding fast to affirmatory personal knowledge, retorted that the thing had been done.

    Hide and Seek

    Wilkie Collins

  • Her face turned pale for a moment and her lips trembled, but she spoke an affirmatory word only, and waited.

    In Direst Peril

    David Christie Murray

  • She hesitated for a second; then, with an affirmatory murmur, accepted the proffered arm.