Meaning of NEGATIVE in English
n. 25B6; adjective
a negative reply : OPPOSING, opposed, contrary, anti-, dissenting, dissentient; saying no, in the negative.
stop being so negative : PESSIMISTIC, defeatist, gloomy, cynical, fatalistic, dismissive, antipathetic; unenthusiastic, uninterested, unresponsive.
a negative effect on the economy : HARMFUL, bad, adverse, damaging, detrimental, unfavourable, disadvantageous.
positive, optimistic, favourable.
25B6; noun he murmured a negative : NO, refusal, rejection, veto; dissension, contradiction; denial.
the bill was negatived by the house : REJECT, turn down, refuse, veto, squash; informal give the thumbs down to.
his arguments were negatived : DISPROVE, belie, invalidate, refute, rebut, discredit; contradict, deny, negate; formal gainsay.
they tried to negative the effect of the tax : NEUTRALIZE, cancel out, counteract, nullify, negate; offset, balance, counterbalance.
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