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negative

neg·a·tive

negative

 
 
pronunciation:
ne g tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: saying or meaning "no."
He gave a negative answer to the question.
antonyms:
affirmative, positive
definition 2: not helpful or constructive.
She made negative comments about my singing.
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synonyms:
bad, critical
antonyms:
approving, optimistic, positive
similar words:
angry, gloomy, hostile, ill
definition 3: being a number or quantity less than zero.
The temperature is negative ten degrees.
antonyms:
positive
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a statement, action, or gesture showing that one refuses or is against something.
His answer was a negative.
synonyms:
nay, no, thumbs down
antonyms:
positive
similar words:
denial
definition 2: a photographic image on which light areas of the original subject appear dark and dark areas appear light.
You can make many prints of a photograph from one negative.
 
definition 3: a number or quantity less than zero.
Adding a negative to a positive is the same as subtracting.
antonyms:
positive
derivations: negatively (adv.), negativeness (n.), negativity (n.)
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The word negative contains the following part:
neg Latin root that means no
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