NEGATIVE MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Negative Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Denying; implying, containing, or asserting denial, negation or refusal; returning the answer no to an inquiry or request; refusing assent; as, a negative answer; a negative opinion; -- opposed to affirmative.
  2. (a.) Asserting absence of connection between a subject and a predicate; as, a negative proposition.
  3. (v. t.) To neutralize the force of; to counteract.
  4. (n.) A picture upon glass or other material, in which the light portions of the original are represented in some opaque material (usually reduced silver), and the dark portions by the uncovered and transparent or semitransparent ground of the picture.
  5. (v. t.) To prove unreal or intrue; to disprove.
  6. (n.) A proposition by which something is denied or forbidden; a conception or term formed by prefixing the negative particle to one which is positive; an opposite or contradictory term or conception.
  7. (n.) The refusal or withholding of assents; veto.
  8. (v. t.) To reject by vote; to refuse to enact or sanction; as, the Senate negatived the bill.
  9. (n.) The negative plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.
  10. (a.) Metalloidal; nonmetallic; -- contracted with positive or basic; as, the nitro group is negative.
  11. (n.) That side of a question which denies or refuses, or which is taken by an opposing or denying party; the relation or position of denial or opposition; as, the question was decided in the negative.
  12. (a.) Of or pertaining to a picture upon glass or other material, in which the lights and shades of the original, and the relations of right and left, are reversed.
  13. (n.) A word used in denial or refusal; as, not, no.
  14. (a.) Not positive; without affirmative statement or demonstration; indirect; consisting in the absence of something; privative; as, a negative argument; a negative morality; negative criticism.
  15. (a.) Denying; implying, containing, or asserting denial, negation or refusal; returning the answer no to an inquiry or request; refusing assent; as, a negative answer; a negative opinion; -- opposed to affirmative.
  16. (n.) The negative plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.
  17. (n.) A proposition by which something is denied or forbidden; a conception or term formed by prefixing the negative particle to one which is positive; an opposite or contradictory term or conception.
  18. (n.) A word used in denial or refusal; as, not, no.
  19. (n.) The refusal or withholding of assents; veto.
  20. (n.) A picture upon glass or other material, in which the light portions of the original are represented in some opaque material (usually reduced silver), and the dark portions by the uncovered and transparent or semitransparent ground of the picture.
  21. (a.) Of or pertaining to a picture upon glass or other material, in which the lights and shades of the original, and the relations of right and left, are reversed.
  22. (v. t.) To prove unreal or intrue; to disprove.
  23. (n.) That side of a question which denies or refuses, or which is taken by an opposing or denying party; the relation or position of denial or opposition; as, the question was decided in the negative.
  24. (a.) Metalloidal; nonmetallic; -- contracted with positive or basic; as, the nitro group is negative.
  25. (a.) Not positive; without affirmative statement or demonstration; indirect; consisting in the absence of something; privative; as, a negative argument; a negative morality; negative criticism.
  26. (v. t.) To neutralize the force of; to counteract.
  27. (a.) Asserting absence of connection between a subject and a predicate; as, a negative proposition.
  28. (v. t.) To reject by vote; to refuse to enact or sanction; as, the Senate negatived the bill.


Synonyms:
Blackball, Damaging, Minus, Veto,

• Negatived Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp. & p. p.) of Negative
  2. (imp. & p. p.) of Negative


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