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Synonyms for negative
ˈnɛg ə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negative(noun)

    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. negative(adj)

    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. negative(adj)

    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. negative(adj)

    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. negative(adj)

    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, disconfirming(adj)

    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. negative(adj)

    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. negative(adj)

    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, negative(adj)

    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 charged(adj)

    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, negative(verb)

    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, negative(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. negative(noun)

    Antonyms:
    positive

  2. negative(noun)

    not positive or neutral

    Antonyms:
    positive

  3. negative(noun)

    of electrical charge of an electron and related particles

    Antonyms:
    positive

  4. negative(noun)

    of number, less than zero

    Antonyms:
    positive

  5. negative(adjective)

    denying a proposition

    Antonyms:
    positive

  6. negative(adjective)

    damaging; undesirable; unfavourable

    Synonyms:
    undesirable

    Antonyms:
    positive

  7. negative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    positive

  8. negative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    positive

  9. negative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    nonnegative

  10. negative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    affirmative

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. negative

    Synonyms:
    denying, privative, disclaiming, indirect

    Antonyms:
    assertive, attributive, positive, direct

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. negative(n)

    Synonyms:
    denial, refusal

    Antonyms:
    affirmative

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#85346invalidating
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#108408interdict
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#139126proscribe
#201871disclaiming
#229504privative
#239284electronegative
#258195ostracize

How to use negative in a sentence?

  1. Takuya Takahashi:

    The Fed's hawkish tone does not help the market, which is more worried about a global trade war, which would have a negative impact for a much longer term.

  2. Korea Investment:

    Negative impact from weak demand and falling sales prices for semiconductor and liquid crystal display industries was likely bigger than initially anticipated.

  3. Norihiro Fujito:

    The market's reaction is getting duller day by day. The negative interest rates boosted the market only for two days.

  4. John McClain:

    Investor sentiment has shifted from looking at the macro and picking out everything that is negative, to the exact opposite.

  5. Sidney Madwed:

    To be healthy, wealthy, happy and successful in any and all areas of your life you need to be aware that you need to think healthy, wealthy, happy and successful thoughts twenty four hours a day and cancel all negative, destructive, fearful and unhappy thoughts. These two types of thought cannot coexist if you want to share in the abundance that surrounds us all.


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