Synonyms for negative
Antonyms for negative
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NEGATIVE
It is a negative power, and is conservative in its character.
They have begun so cruelly with me, that I have not spirit enough to assert my own negative.
And, the reply being in the negative, had said, 'Then I won't look at you.'
A few took up the refrain, but the general tone was negative.
You may say if you like that Robespierre was (in a negative sort of way) mad.
Here, then, we have some negative certainties and some positive uncertainties.
The picture of perfection itself is cold, negative, and mediocre.
At present, let us have a look at the negative already treated.
He lifted the anode from the solution now, removed the negative, and held it up.
It is a negative idea which in the course of ages has become positive.
c.1400, "expressing denial," from Old French negatif (13c.) and directly from Latin negativus "that which denies," from negat-, past participle stem of negare "deny, say no" (see deny). Meaning "expressing negation" is from c.1500; that of "characterized by absence" is from 1560s. Algebraic sense is from 1670s. The electricity sense is from 1755.