Definition of Negative


  • a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors 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"
  • having a negative charge
    "electrons are negative"
    - negatively charged
  • designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
    "negative criticism"
  • less than zero
    "a negative number"
  • reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
    "negative interest rates"
  • not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
    "the HIV test was negative"
  • having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
    "ran a negative campaign"
    "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
  • expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Negative

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Unscramble negative

196 unscramble word found using the letters negative.

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