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Synonyms for negative
ˈnɛg ə tɪvneg·a·tive

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Wiktionary

  1. negativenoun

    Antonyms:
    positive

  2. negativenoun

    not positive or neutral

    Antonyms:
    positive

  3. negativenoun

    of electrical charge of an electron and related particles

    Antonyms:
    positive

  4. negativenoun

    To disprove

    Antonyms:
    positive

  5. negativeadjective

    denying a proposition

    Antonyms:
    positive

  6. negativeadjective

    damaging; undesirable; unfavourable

    Synonyms:
    undesirable

    Antonyms:
    positive

  7. negativeadjective

    Antonyms:
    positive

  8. negativeadjective

    Antonyms:
    positive

  9. negativeadjective

    Antonyms:
    nonnegative

  10. negativeadjective

    Antonyms:
    affirmative

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. negative

    Synonyms:
    denying, privative, disclaiming, indirect

    Antonyms:
    assertive, attributive, positive, direct

Princeton's WordNet

  1. negativenoun

    a reply of denial

    "he answered in the negative"

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, assentient, advantageous, Gram-positive, positive, plus, constructive, good, optimistic, viewless, neutralised, neutral, confirming, neutralized, affirmatory, uncharged

  2. negativeadjective

    a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, viewless, positive, constructive, neutral, affirmatory, plus, neutralised, assentient, uncharged, optimistic, good, confirming, advantageous, Gram-positive, neutralized

  3. negativeadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    electronegative, disconfirming, minus, negatively charged, damaging

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, neutralised, advantageous, positive, confirming, Gram-positive, constructive, affirmatory, optimistic, neutral, viewless, plus, neutralized, uncharged, assentient, good

  4. negativeadjective

    expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

    Synonyms:
    electronegative, disconfirming, minus, negatively charged, damaging

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, viewless, uncharged, confirming, neutralized, neutralised, constructive, optimistic, neutral, positive, good, plus, advantageous, Gram-positive, affirmatory, assentient

  5. negativeadjective

    having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant

    "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"

    Synonyms:
    electronegative, disconfirming, minus, negatively charged, damaging

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, constructive, neutral, viewless, plus, positive, advantageous, neutralised, optimistic, Gram-positive, good, uncharged, assentient, neutralized, affirmatory, confirming

  6. negative, disconfirmingadjective

    not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition

    "the HIV test was negative"

    Synonyms:
    electronegative, disconfirming, invalidating, minus, negatively charged, damaging

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, advantageous, viewless, good, neutralized, plus, confirming, optimistic, affirmatory, positive, Gram-positive, constructive, neutralised, neutral, assentient, uncharged

  7. negativeadjective

    reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive

    "negative interest rates"

    Synonyms:
    electronegative, disconfirming, minus, negatively charged, damaging

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, viewless, uncharged, Gram-positive, neutralized, plus, affirmatory, neutral, neutralised, optimistic, confirming, positive, advantageous, constructive, good, assentient

  8. negativeadjective

    less than zero

    "a negative number"

    Synonyms:
    electronegative, disconfirming, minus, negatively charged, damaging

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, assentient, positive, good, neutralized, constructive, plus, affirmatory, neutral, optimistic, viewless, confirming, advantageous, uncharged, neutralised, Gram-positive

  9. damaging, negativeadjective

    designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

    "negative criticism"

    Synonyms:
    prejudicious, damaging, negatively charged, detrimental, minus, electronegative, prejudicial, disconfirming

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, neutralized, neutralised, affirmatory, confirming, good, positive, constructive, assentient, optimistic, plus, viewless, advantageous, uncharged, Gram-positive, neutral

  10. negative, electronegative, negatively chargedadjective

    having a negative charge

    "electrons are negative"

    Synonyms:
    electronegative, disconfirming, minus, negatively charged, damaging

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, positive, plus, affirmatory, good, assentient, Gram-positive, optimistic, neutral, neutralized, constructive, confirming, uncharged, advantageous, viewless, neutralised

  11. minus, negativeverb

    involving disadvantage or harm

    "minus (or negative) factors"

    Synonyms:
    electronegative, disconfirming, minus, negatively charged, damaging

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, neutralized, good, optimistic, neutralised, plus, assentient, positive, Gram-positive, uncharged, confirming, neutral, advantageous, constructive, affirmatory, viewless

  12. veto, blackball, negativeverb

    vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

    "The President vetoed the bill"

    Synonyms:
    blackball, ostracize, forbid, veto, ostracise, prohibit, banish, ban, nix, interdict, proscribe, cast out, disallow, shun

    Antonyms:
    affirmative, constructive, good, affirmatory, neutralized, Gram-positive, uncharged, neutral, optimistic, positive, plus, advantageous, neutralised, confirming, viewless, assentient

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. negativenoun

    Synonyms:
    denial, refusal

    Antonyms:
    affirmative

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How to use negative in a sentence?

  1. Michael Church:

    Sentiment certainly had swung to a wildly negative scenario. In the short term, I ’m not sure the sentiment backdrop we’ve seen was warranted, what happens if there is not a recession ? What happens if China stabilizes and the Fed does n’t raise rates aggressively ?

  2. George Delgado:

    There have been negative reactions from those who seem to have an agenda and can’t seem to imagine that a woman might change her mind after taking mifepristone … [but] many are relieved to know they have a second chance.

  3. Michael James:

    The mentality has been pretty negative and I don’t see that changing this morning or today until there is more meat on the bones from a data standpoint.

  4. Felice Leonardo (Leo) Buscaglia, Ph.D.:

    Don't avoid people who create negative states within you. We have a tendency to turn around and walk away, but they are going to require you to reevaluate yourself and see yourself in a new light. Sally doesn't upset you. You upset you. She puts you in a negative state because she doesn't meet your expectations. Well, tough for you.

  5. Gavin Newsom:

    Before she can be safely released, Van Houten must do more to develop her understanding of the factors that caused her to seek acceptance from such a negative, violent influence, and perpetrate extreme acts of wanton violence.


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