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English adjective: negative

1. negative characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features


SamplesA negative outlook on life.
A colorless negative personality.
A negative evaluation.
A negative reaction to an advertising campaign.


Similarantagonistic, counter, perverse


See alsodestructive, pessimistic, unsupportive


Attributequality


Antonymspositive, neutral

2. negative expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial


Similardissentient, dissenting, dissident


See alsodisinclined, unfavorable, unfavourable


Antonymsaffirmative, affirmatory

3. negative having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant


SamplesRan a negative campaign.
Delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life.


Similarbad


Antonymsgood

4. negative not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition


SamplesThe HIV test was negative.


Synonymsdisconfirming


SimilarGram-negative


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine


Antonymsconfirming, positive

5. negative reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive


SamplesNegative interest rates.


Antonymspositive

6. negative less than zero


SamplesA negative number.


Similarminus


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


Antonymsplus

7. negative designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions


SamplesNegative criticism.


Synonymsdamaging


Similardestructive


Antonymsconstructive

8. negative having a negative charge


SamplesElectrons are negative.


Synonymselectronegative, negatively charged


Similarcharged


Antonymsuncharged

9. negative involving disadvantage or harm


SamplesMinus (or negative) factors.


Synonymsminus


Similardisadvantageous


Antonymsadvantageous


English noun: negative

1. negative (communication) a reply of denial


SamplesHe answered in the negative.


Broader (hypernym)denial


Narrower (hyponym)double negative, nay, no


Antonymsaffirmative

2. negative (artifact) a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed


Broader (hypernym)film, photographic film


English verb: negative

1. negative (social) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent


SamplesThe President vetoed the bill.


Synonymsblackball, veto


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contradict, controvert, oppose


Narrower (hyponym)defeat, kill, shoot down, vote down, vote out


Entailvote









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