Adjective Definition

negative

1.Definition: 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"


2.Definition: designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

"Negative criticism"

Related Adjective(s):damaging


3.Definition: expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial


4.Definition: having a negative charge

"Electrons are negative"

Related Adjective(s):electronegative


5.Definition: having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant

"Ran a negative campaign", "Delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"


6.Definition: involving disadvantage or harm

"Minus (or negative) factors"

Related Adjective(s):minus


7.Definition: less than zero

"A negative number"


8.Definition: not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition

"The HIV test was negative"

Related Adjective(s):disconfirming


9.Definition: reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive

"Negative interest rates"




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