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    negative - Dictionary definition and meaning for word negative

    Definition
    (noun) a reply of denial
    Example Sentence
    • he answered in the negative
    Definition
    (noun) a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed Definition
    (verb) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
    Synonyms : blackball , veto
    Example Sentence
    • The President vetoed the bill
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
    Example Sentence
    • a negative outlook on life
    • a colorless negative personality
    • a negative evaluation
    • a negative reaction to an advertising campaign
    Definition
    (adj) expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial Definition
    (adj) having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
    Example Sentence
    • ran a negative campaign
    • delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life
    Definition
    (adj) not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
    Synonyms : disconfirming
    Example Sentence
    • the HIV test was negative
    Definition
    (adj) reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
    Example Sentence
    • negative interest rates
    Definition
    (adj) less than zero
    Example Sentence
    • a negative number
    Definition
    (adj) designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
    Synonyms : damaging
    Example Sentence
    • negative criticism
    Definition
    (adj) having a negative charge
    Example Sentence
    • electrons are negative
    Definition
    (adj) involving disadvantage or harm
    Synonyms : minus
    Example Sentence
    • minus (or negative) factors
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