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Adjective
Denotes a state of denial, disagreement, or refusal
“Despite what he felt was a promising interview, Kris received a negative response to his application.”
Adjective
Denotes a strong aversion or opposition to something
“Tom used to have a negative perception of police officers until he was rescued by them.”
Adjective
(of a person, attitude, or situation) Having the characteristics of a pessimist
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“You will never quit smoking with such a negative attitude.”
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(of a person, attitude, or situation) Having a toxic or damaging influence
“Many of us felt that Jill had a negative effect on Jane because of her history with drugs.”
Adjective
Denotes the non-existence of a disease or condition
“The results have come back, and you have a negative result for H.Pylori.”
Adjective
Inclined to express negative or disapproving comments
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Disparaging, belittling or derogatory
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Negative and unhelpful
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Causing, or capable of causing, harm
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Showing apathy or disregard towards a person or idea
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Refusing to proceed or cooperate
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Experiencing or showing doubt or skepticism
Adjective
Moving into a former worse state
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Not helpful
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Being a negative quantity or number
Adjective
Disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less than expected
Adjective
Uncooperative or belligerent in nature
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Adjective
Characterized by causing hardships or problems
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Adjective
Disposed to complaining, especially in a petulant or whining manner
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Adjective
Having no legal or binding force
Noun
Something construed as denial, dissent, or refusal
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“The fact that he had not returned her call was enough for her to consider it a negative.”
Noun
(typically an unpleasant or undesirable form) Something that is in opposition to something else
“Inspiring fear in your subordinates is a definite negative of true leadership.”
Noun
(of a person or thing) An attribute marked by a disadvantage or downfall
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“The one negative that I find from this diet, is that it is very restrictive.”
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A picture or image made using a camera
Verb
To refuse or reject
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“I really cannot negative a generous offer of fine vintage wine.”
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To show an unwillingness to grant, allow, or consent
“I'm sorry to inform you that the government will negative your request for clemency.”
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To disprove or refute
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“It was never my intention to negative your theory of evolution, but frankly, it would have been a bigger sin to let it slide.”
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To render useless or neutralize
“The flow of illegal weapons, of unseen scope, is poised to negative the ongoing arms amnesty.”
Verb
To show an undesirable inclination to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
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“I will negative any invitation extended to me, as I generally loathe the company of people.”
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To get rid of
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Interjection
(informal) Informal way of saying no
“There is a negative stigma attached to some of these government housing projects.”
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