HyperDic: negative

English > 12 senses of the word negative:
ADJECTIVEallnegativecharacterized by or displaying negation or denial / denial or opposition or resistance
allnegativeexpressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
allnegativehaving the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
allnegative, disconfirmingnot indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
allnegativereckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
allnegativeless than zero
allnegative, damagingdesigned or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
allnegative, electronegative, negatively chargedhaving a negative charge
allnegative, minusinvolving disadvantage or harm
NOUNcommunicationnegativea reply of denial
artifactnegativea piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed
VERBsocialnegative, veto, blackballvote against
negative > pronunciation
Soundsneh'gahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > negative: 12 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by or displaying negation or denial / denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features.
Examples
  • "a negative outlook on life"
  • "a colorless negative personality"
  • "a negative evaluation"
  • "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"
Attribute ofqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Narrowerantagonistic, counterIndicating opposition or resistance
perversemarked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
See alsodestructiveCausing destruction or much damage / damage
pessimisticExpecting the worst possible outcome
unsupportivenot furnishing support or assistance
OppositeneutralPossessing no distinctive / distinctive quality or characteristics / characteristics
positiveCharacterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
Spanishnegativo
Nounsnegativitycharacterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
Adverbsnegativelyin a negative way
English > negative: 12 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExpressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial.
Narrowerdissentient, dissenting, dissidentdisagreeing, especially with a majority
See alsodisinclinedUnwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval
unfavorable, unfavourablenot encouraging or approving or pleasing
Oppositeaffirmative, affirmatoryaffirming or giving assent
Spanishnegativo
Catalannegatiu
Nounsnegativenesscharacterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
Verbsnegateprove negative
negatedeny the truth of
English > negative: 12 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving the quality of something harmful or unpleasant.
Examples
  • "ran a negative campaign"
  • "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Spanishnegativo
Nounsnegativenesscharacterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
Adverbsnegativelyin a harmful manner
English > negative: 12 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition.
Example"the HIV test was negative"
Synonymdisconfirming
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
NarrowerGram-negative(of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method
Oppositepositive, confirmingIndicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
English > negative: 12 senses > adjective 5
Meaningreckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive.
Example"negative interest rates"
Oppositepositivereckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase / increase / increase / increase or progress or onward motion
Spanishnegativo
English > negative: 12 senses > adjective 6
Meaningless than zero.
Example"a negative number"
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
BroaderminusOn the negative side or lower end of a scale
Nounsnegativenessan amount less than zero
English > negative: 12 senses > adjective 7
Meaningdesigned or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions.
Example"negative criticism"
Synonymdamaging
BroaderdestructiveCausing destruction or much damage / damage
Spanishdañino, demolidor, destructivo, devastador, negativo
Catalandemolidor, destructiu, devastedor, negatiu
English > negative: 12 senses > adjective 8
MeaningHaving a negative charge.
Example"electrons are negative"
Synonymselectronegative, negatively charged
BroaderchargedOf a particle or body or system
English > negative: 12 senses > adjective 9
MeaningInvolving disadvantage or harm.
Example"minus (or negative) factors"
Synonymminus
Broaderdisadvantageous, unfavorable, unfavourableconstituting a disadvantage
English > negative: 12 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA reply of denial.
Example"he answered in the negative"
Narrowerdouble negativeA grammatically substandard but emphatic negative
nayA negative
noA negative
BroaderdenialThe act of refusing / refusing to comply (as with a request)
OppositeaffirmativeA reply of affirmation
Spanishnegativa
Catalannegativa
Verbsnegativevote against
English > negative: 12 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed.
Broaderfilm, photographic filmphotographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion
Spanishnegativo
Catalannegatiu
English > negative: 12 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningVote against; refuse to endorse / endorse; refuse to assent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsveto, blackball
EntailsvoteExpress a choice or opinion
Narrowerkill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote outthwart the passage of
Broaderoppose, controvert, contradictBe resistant to
Spanishdar bola negra, echar bola negra, negar, vetar, votar en contra
Catalandonar bola negra a, vedar, vetar, votar en contra
Nounsnegativea reply of denial

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