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negative

 
Adjective negative has 9 senses
  1. negative - 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"
    Antonyms:
    neutral, neutralized, neutralised, viewless, positive, affirmative, optimistic, constructive
  2. negative - reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
    Antonym:
    forward (indirect, via backward)
  3. negative, electronegative - having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"
    Antonyms: neutral, electroneutral, positive, electropositive
  4. negative - expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
    Antonyms:
    affirmative, affirmatory, assentient, favorable, positive
  5. negative - having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
    Antonym:
    good (indirect, via bad)
  6. negative, disconfirming - not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
    Antonyms: positive, confirming
  7. negative - less than zero; "a negative number"
    Antonym:
    plus (indirect, via minus)
  8. damaging, negative - designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"
    Antonym: constructive (indirect, via destructive)
  9. minus, negative - involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"
    Antonym: advantageous (indirect, via disadvantageous)
Noun negative has 2 senses
  1. negative - a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
    --1 is a kind of
    denial
    Antonyms: affirmative
    --1 has particulars: no; nay; double negative
    Derived form: verb negative1
  2. negative - a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed
    --2 is a kind of
    film, photographic film
Verb negative has 1 sense
  1. veto, blackball, negative - vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"
    --1 is one way to oppose, controvert, contradict
    Derived form: noun negative1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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