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  Definition of negative
  1. a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed
  2. a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
  3. vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"
  4. involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"
  5. expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
  6. reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
  7. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"
  8. having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
  9. characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"
  10. less than zero; "a negative number"
  11. not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
  12. having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"
Similar Words: veto, blackball, minus, damaging, disconfirming, electronegative

 

See Also: disinclined, unfavorable, unfavourable, destructive, pessimistic, unsupportive

 

Hyponyms: no, nay, double negative, kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out

 

Attributes: quality, polarity, sign

 

Entailments: vote

 

Derivational Morphology: veto, blackball

 

Anagrams: navigate

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 否定   Dutch: negatief  
Finnish: negatiivinen   French: négatif  
German: negativ   Hungarian: negatív  
Italian: negativo   Japanese: 否定  
Korean: 소극적인   Portuguese: negativo  
Russian: отрицательный   Spanish: negativo  
Swedish: negativ   Telugu: ఋణాత్మక  
 
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