Definitions of negative:
  • noun:   a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed
  • noun:   a reply of denial
    Example: "He answered in the negative"
  • verb:   vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
  • adjective:   characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
    Example: "A negative outlook on life"
  • adjective:   less than zero
    Example: "A negative number"
  • adjective:   not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
    Example: "The HIV test was negative"
  • adjective:   having a negative electric charge
    Example: "Electrons are negative"
  • adjective:   expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
  • adjective:   reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
  • adjective:   having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
    Example: "Ran a negative campaign"
  • adjective:   involving disadvantage or harm
    Example: "Minus (or negative) factors"
  • adjective:   designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
    Example: "Negative criticism"

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