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  Words related to negative

Related / Similar Words: veto, blackball, minus, damaging, disconfirming, electronegative

 

Definition:
  • a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed;
  • a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative";
  • vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill";
  • involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors";
  • expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial;
  • reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive;
  • designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism";
  • having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life";
  • 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";
  • less than zero; "a negative number";
  • not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative";
  • having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative";

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    See Also: disinclined, unfavorable, unfavourable, destructive, pessimistic, unsupportive

     

    Hyponyms: no, nay, double negative, kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out

     

    Attributes: quality, polarity, sign

     

    Entailments: vote

     

    Derivational Morphology: veto, blackball

     

    Anagrams: navigate

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 否定   Dutch: negatief  
    Finnish: negatiivinen   French: négatif  
    German: negativ   Hungarian: negatív  
    Italian: negativo   Japanese: 否定  
    Korean: 소극적인   Portuguese: negativo  
    Russian: отрицательный   Spanish: negativo  
    Swedish: negativ   Telugu: ఋణాత్మక  
     
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