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synonyms for privative

  • adverse
  • gloomy
  • pessimistic
  • unfavorable
  • weak
  • abrogating
  • annulling
  • anti
  • con
  • contrary
  • contravening
  • denying
  • disallowing
  • disavowing
  • dissenting
  • jaundiced
  • naysaying
  • neutralizing
  • nullifying
  • opposing
  • recusant
  • refusing
  • rejecting
  • removed
  • resisting
  • against
  • antagonistic
  • balky
  • colorless
  • counteractive
  • cynical
  • detrimental
  • dissentient
  • nugatory
  • repugnant
  • resistive
  • unaffirmative
  • unenthusiastic
  • uninterested
  • unwilling
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antonyms for privative

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  • confident
  • favorable
  • good
  • positive
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How to use privative in a sentence

The evil in matter is due to its negative or privative aspect as the formless, which makes it the cause of defect and evil.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
Be-adab, unmannerly, a compound adjective (Hindustani) formed by prefixing the privative particle be- to the noun adab.
A MANUAL OF THE MALAY LANGUAGEWILLIAM EDWARD MAXWELL
Name composed of - privative and , a bright surface, because the foliage is not shining.
THE MANUAL OF THE BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATESASA GRAY
Nearly as in Asclepias; but the hoods destitute of crest or horn (whence the name, from privative, and , a horn).
THE MANUAL OF THE BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATESASA GRAY
From - privative, and (Latin jugum), yoke, from the seeming absence of a yoke-fellow to the lower lip of the corolla.
THE MANUAL OF THE BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATESASA GRAY
The ancient name, from privative and , meaning unwetted, the smooth foliage repelling rain-drops.
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Name from - privative and , the spleen, for supposed remedial properties.
THE MANUAL OF THE BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATESASA GRAY
To be without some faculty or to possess it is not the same as the corresponding 'privative' or 'positive'.
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In adhering to my privative, but conservative resolve, I often cut and carried on my shoulders wood from a neighboring forest.
KENTUCKY IN AMERICAN LETTERS, V. 1 OF 2JOHN WILSON TOWNSEND
It is a negative principle, and negative in the sense of privative.
LEIBNIZ'S NEW ESSAYS CONCERNING THE HUMAN UNDERSTANDINGJOHN DEWEY
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WORDS RELATED TO PRIVATIVE

  • abrogating
  • adverse
  • against
  • annulling
  • antagonistic
  • anti
  • balky
  • colorless
  • con
  • contrary
  • contravening
  • counteractive
  • cynical
  • denying
  • detrimental
  • disallowing
  • disavowing
  • dissentient
  • dissenting
  • gloomy
  • jaundiced
  • naysaying
  • neutralizing
  • nugatory
  • nullifying
  • opposing
  • pessimistic
  • privative
  • recusant
  • refusing
  • rejecting
  • removed
  • repugnant
  • resisting
  • resistive
  • unaffirmative
  • unenthusiastic
  • unfavorable
  • uninterested
  • unwilling
  • weak
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