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double negative the use of two negative words in one sentence, considered substandard when intended to express a single negation.
litotes in rhetoric, an understatement, esp. one expressed by a negation of an affirmative, as in "not the worst book I ever read".
minus the mathematical sign (-) used to denote subtraction or negation; minus sign. [1/7 definitions]
negative expressing or consisting of a negation or denial. [1/14 definitions]
not used to indicate negation, disagreement, refusal, or prohibition.
privative in grammar, indicating absence or negation. [2/4 definitions]