|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||positive neutral non perverse antagonistic destructive pessimistic unsupportive quality|
|2.||[ adjective ] reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive|
|3.||[ adjective ] expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial|
|Related terms:||affirmative dissentient dismissive unfavorable disinclined|
|4.||[ noun ] a reply of denial|
"he answered in the negative"
|Related terms:||affirmative denial no nay double_negative veto|
|5.||[ adjective ] having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant|
"ran a negative campaign" "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
|6.||[ adjective ] (mathematics) less than zero|
"a negative number"
|Related terms:||mathematics minus|
|7.||[ adjective ] involving disadvantage or harm|
"minus (or negative) factors"
|8.||[ adjective ] (physics) having a negative electric charge|
"electrons are negative"
|Related terms:||positive neutral polarity|
|9.||[ adjective ] designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions|
|10.||[ adjective ] (medicine) not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition|
"the HIV test was negative"
|Related terms:||positive medicine|
|11.||[ verb ] (politics) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent|
"The President vetoed the bill"
|Related terms:||oppose kill veto vote|
|12.||[ noun ] (photography) a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed|