1. [Adjective]: expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

2. [Adjective]: 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"

3. [Adjective]: not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"

4. [Adjective]: having a negative electric charge; "electrons are negative"

5. [Noun]: a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed

6. [Noun]: a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"

7. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"

8. involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"

9. reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive

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

11. less than zero; "a negative number"

12. [Verb]: vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"

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