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Adjective: negative  ne-gu-tiv
  1. 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"
     
  2. Having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
    "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
     
  3. (mathematics) less than zero
    "a negative number"
     
  4. Designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
    "negative criticism";
    - damaging
     
  5. Having a negative charge
    "electrons are negative";
    - electronegative, negatively charged
     
  6. Involving disadvantage or harm
    "negative factors";
    - minus
     
  7. Expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
     
  8. (medicine) not indicating the presence of microorganisms, disease or a specific condition
    "the HIV test was negative";
    - disconfirming
     
  9. Reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
    "negative interest rates"
Noun: negative  ne-gu-tiv
  1. A reply of denial
    "he answered in the negative"
     
  2. A piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colours reversed
    - neg [informal]
Verb: negative  ne-gu-tiv
  1. Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
    - veto, blackball

Derived forms: negativing, negatived, negatives

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

Encyclopedia: Negative, I am a meat popsicle