Meaning of negative

Definition of 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"
expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive; "negative interest rates"
less than zero; "a negative number"
designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"
having a negative charge; "electrons are negative"
involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"
(noun) a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
(verb) vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"

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