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neg·a·tive

 (nĕg′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Expressing, containing, or consisting of a negation, refusal, or denial: gave a negative answer to our request.
b. Indicating opposition or resistance: a negative reaction to the new advertising campaign.
2. Lacking positive or constructive features, especially:
a. Unpleasant; disagreeable: had a negative experience on his first job.
b. Gloomy; pessimistic: a negative outlook.
c. Unfavorable or detrimental: a negative review; a negative effect on the child's development.
d. Hostile or disparaging; malicious: ran a negative campaign against her opponent.
3. Medicine Not indicating the presence of a particular disease, condition, or organism.
4. Philosophy Of or relating to non-being or the absence of qualities rather than being or the possession of qualities: the purely negative virtue of unselfishness.
5. Logic Designating a proposition that denies agreement between a subject and its predicate.
6. Mathematics
a. Of or relating to a quantity less than zero.
b. Of or relating to the sign (-).
c. Of or relating to a quantity to be subtracted from another.
d. Of or relating to a quantity, number, angle, velocity, or direction in a sense opposite to another of the same magnitude indicated or understood to be positive.
7. Physics
a. Of or relating to an electric charge of the same sign as that of an electron, indicated by the symbol (-).
b. Of or relating to a body that has more electrons than protons.
8. Chemistry Of or relating to an ion, the anion, that is attracted to a positive electrode.
9. Biology Moving or turning away from a stimulus, such as light: a negative tropism.
n.
1. A statement or act indicating or expressing a contradiction, denial, or refusal.
2.
a. A statement or act that is highly critical of another or of others: campaign advertising that was based solely on negatives.
b. Something that lacks all positive, affirmative, or encouraging features; an element that is the counterpoint of the positive: "Life is full of overwhelming odds. You can't really eliminate the negatives but you can diminish them" (Art Linkletter).
c. A feature or characteristic that is not deemed positive, affirmative, or desirable: "As voters get to know his liberal views, his negatives will rise" (Richard M. Nixon).
3. Grammar A word or part of a word, such as no, not, or non-, that indicates negation. See Usage Note at double negative.
4. The side in a debate that contradicts or opposes the question being debated.
5.
a. An image in which the light areas of the object rendered appear dark and the dark areas appear light.
b. A film, plate, or other photographic material containing such an image.
6. Mathematics A negative quantity.
tr.v. neg·a·tived, neg·a·tiv·ing, neg·a·tives
1. To refuse to approve; veto.
2. To deny; contradict.
3. To demonstrate to be false; disprove.
4. To counteract or neutralize.

[Middle English, from Old French negatif, from Latin negātīvus, from negātus, past participle of negāre, to deny; see negate.]

neg′a·tive·ly adv.
neg′a·tive·ness, neg′a·tiv′i·ty (-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.negatively - in a harmful manner; "he was negatively affected"
2.negatively - in a negative way; "he was negatively inclined"
Translations
بِصورَةٍ سَلْبِيَّه
záporně
negatívannemlegesen
neikvætt, á neikvæîan hátt
záporne
olumsuz olarak

negatively

[ˈnegətɪvlɪ] ADV
1. [reply, think, affect] → negativamente
to answer negativelycontestar negativamente, contestar que no
2. (Phys) negatively chargedcon carga negativa

negatively

[ˈnɛgətɪvli] adv
[affect] → négativement; [view] → négativement
[answer, respond] → négativement
[charged] → négativement

negatively

advnegativ; (= in the negative)verneinend; to respond negativelyablehnend or negativ reagieren

negatively

[ˈnɛgətɪvlɪ] advnegativamente

negative

(ˈnegətiv) adjective
1. meaning or saying `no'; denying something. a negative answer.
2. expecting to fail. a negative attitude.
3. less than zero. –4 is a negative or minus number.
4. having more electrons than normal. The battery has a negative and a positive terminal.
noun
1. a word etc by which something is denied. `No' and `never' are negatives.
2. the photographic film, from which prints are made, on which light and dark are reversed. I gave away the print, but I still have the negative.
ˈnegatively adverb
References in classic literature ?
Vegetable productions, of whatever kind, seemed more than negatively happy, in the juicy warmth and abundance of their life.
Throttling his joy, Ahab negatively answered this unexpected question; and would then have fain boarded the stranger, when the stranger captain himself, having stopped his vessel's way, was seen descending her side.
Having, as the reader has long known, a warm personal interest in his attractive companion, and desiring, therefore, to think as well of her as possible, I was pleased to deduce, negatively, from their conversation, that Sylvia Joy knew nothing of Rosalind, and believed Orlando to be a free, that is, an unmarried man.
Patting the boy's cheek affectionately, the mother shook her head negatively.
I was surprised to see our hostess shake her head negatively the least bit, for indeed by her pose, by the thoughtful immobility of her face she seemed to be a thousand miles away from us all, lost in an infinite reverie.
Miss Carvil would say nothing to this--she only shook her head negatively.
Not that Martin had been unkind, except negatively.
He perceived with a flash of chilling insight that in future many problems would be thus negatively solved for him; but as he paid the hansom and followed his wife's long train into the house he took refuge in the comforting platitude that the first six months were always the most difficult in marriage.
Seeing no reason for withholding the information, she told him the truth; but when he asked if she expected to meet her husband at the end of the trip, she shook her head negatively.
He had started life a workman, with a few ambitions' all of a material nature - he had lived the life of a cold, scheming money-getter, absolutely selfish, negatively moral, doing little evil perhaps, but less good.
On my shaking my head negatively he smiled queerly, said "De Barral," and enjoyed my surprise.
I mean what I may illustrate negatively by the example of the body.