Synonyms of negative


1. negative, denial

usage: a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"

2. negative, film, photographic film

usage: a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed


1. veto, blackball, negative, oppose, controvert, contradict

usage: vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"


1. negative (vs. neutral) (vs. positive), antagonistic, counter, perverse, destructive, pessimistic, unsupportive

usage: 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"

2. negative (vs. affirmative), dissentient, dissenting(prenominal), dissident, disinclined, unfavorable#1, unfavourable

usage: expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

3. negative, bad (vs. good)

usage: having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"

4. negative (vs. positive), disconfirming, Gram-negative

usage: not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"

5. negative (vs. positive)

usage: reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive; "negative interest rates"

6. negative, minus (vs. plus)

usage: less than zero; "a negative number"

7. damaging, negative, destructive (vs. constructive)

usage: designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"

8. negative, electronegative, negatively charged, charged (vs. uncharged)

usage: having a negative charge; "electrons are negative"

9. minus, negative, disadvantageous (vs. advantageous)

usage: involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"

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Definition and meaning of negative (Dictionary)