negative negative  /ˈnɛ ɡə tɪv/


  1. (n) a reply of denial
  2. (n) a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed
  3. (v) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
  4. (adj) characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
  5. (adj) expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
  6. (adj) having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
  7. (adj) not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
  8. (adj) reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
  9. (adj) less than zero
  10. (adj) designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
  11. (adj) having a negative charge
  12. (adj) involving disadvantage or harm


  1. He might not be as adept at negative politics on the national stage as he thinks he is.
  2. If your blood type is O-negative, you may feel a bit like a vampire's victim every time you volunteer to donate a pint.
  3. In the past two years, the positive-negative ratio has been more nearly equal.


  1. Moody's Changes Dole Outlook To Negative From Stable After Murdock Bid

    Moody's Changes Dole Outlook To Negative From Stable After Murdock Bid
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Fitch Places JBS's Ratings on Negative Watch

    Fitch Ratings has placed JBS S.A.'s ratings on Negative Watch following the announcement that it will acquire certain assets from Marfrig Alimentos S.A.'s , including Marfrig's Seara Brazil business through the assumption of BRL5.85 billion of Marfrig's bank debt with maturities between 2013 and 2017.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. NuVasive new royalty rates a modest negative, says Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo views the District Court's royalty rate ruling as modest negative for NuVasive, noting that the rates are higher than those used by the jury to calculate lost profits and monetary damages. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn't. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes...
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. But Stern said he decided to take action because Arenas "is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game." "I put the NBA in a negative light and let down my teammates and our fans. I am very sorry for doing that."
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: David Stern Source: New York Daily News

  3. "What a wonderful night, such diversity in the room," said Ellen DeGeneres, serving as Oscar host for the first time, "in a year when there's been so many negative things said about people's race, religion and sexual orientation. And I want...
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Ellen DeGeneres Source: Forbes

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