Adjective: negative ne-gu-tiv
Noun: negative ne-gu-tiv
- Characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
"a negative outlook on life"; "a colourless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"
- Expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
- Having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
"ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
- (medicine) not indicating the presence of microorganisms, disease or a specific condition
"the HIV test was negative";
- Reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
"negative interest rates"
- (mathematics) less than zero
"a negative number"
- Designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
- Having a negative charge
"electrons are negative";
- electronegative, negatively charged
- Involving disadvantage or harm
Verb: negative ne-gu-tiv
- A reply of denial
"he answered in the negative"
- A piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colours reversed
- Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
- veto, blackball
Derived forms: negatives, negativing, negatived
See also: antagonistic, bad, charged, counter, destructive, disadvantageous, disinclined, dissentient, dissenting, dissident, Gram-negative, minus, perverse, pessimistic, quality, unfavorable [US], unfavourable [Brit, Cdn], unsupportive
Type of: contradict, controvert, denial, film, oppose, photographic film
Antonym: affirmative, neutral, positive