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1. negative

adjective. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features.

Synonyms

  • quality
  • unsupportive
  • destructive
  • perverse
  • counter
  • antagonistic

Antonyms

  • supportive
  • positive
  • optimistic
  • constructive

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)

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Rhymes with Negative

  • abortive
  • accommodative
  • accumulative
  • accusative
  • acquisitive
  • active
  • adaptive
  • addictive
  • additive
  • additive
  • adjective
  • administrative
  • adoptive
  • affective
  • affirmative
  • airmotive
  • alliterative
  • alliterative
  • anticompetitive
  • anti-infective

How do you pronounce negative?

Pronounce negative as ˈnɛgətɪv.

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How do you spell negative? Is it negitive ?

A common misspelling of negative is negitive

Sentences with negative


1. Adjective
Using poor form has other negative consequences beside a sore neck.

Quotes about negative


1. We're so terrified of death in Western culture that we have to make up a myth of an afterlife. I think there's something to be said for living your life very mindful of the fact that you're going to die because I think you carry yourself differently. It doesn't have to be this big, negative bummer.
- Steve Earle

2. There is something about giving everything to your profession. In Italian, an obsession is not necessarily negative. It's the art of putting all your energy into one thing; it's the art of transforming even what you eat for lunch into architecture.
- Renzo Piano

3. Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children's books.
- Berkeley Breathed

2. negative

adjective. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial.

Synonyms

  • dissenting
  • dissident
  • unfavorable
  • disinclined
  • dissentient

Antonyms

  • inclined
  • favorable
  • decriminalise
  • legalize

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)

3. negative

noun. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] a reply of denial.

Synonyms

  • nay
  • double negative
  • denial

Antonyms

  • affirmative
  • yes
  • straight ticket
  • be born

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)

4. negative

adjective. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant.

Antonyms

  • validate

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)

5. negative

adjective. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] less than zero.

Antonyms

  • disprove

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)

6. negative

adjective. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] having a negative charge.

Synonyms

  • electronegative
  • charged

Antonyms

  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)

7. negative

verb. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent.

Synonyms

  • veto
  • blackball
  • contradict
  • vote
  • vote down
  • vote out
  • kill
  • defeat
  • controvert
  • shoot down

Antonyms

  • add
  • begin
  • succumb
  • success

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)

8. negative

adjective. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions.

Synonyms

  • damaging

Antonyms

  • powerlessness
  • prove

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)

9. negative

adjective. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] involving disadvantage or harm.

Synonyms

  • minus

Antonyms

  • surrender
  • refrain

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)

10. negative

adjective. ['ˈnɛgətɪv'] not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition.

Synonyms

  • disconfirming

Antonyms

  • affirm
  • agree

Etymology

  • negativus (Latin)
  • nego (Latin)
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