Definition - negative

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  1. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"
  2. having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
  3. 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"
  4. less than zero; "a negative number"
  5. reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive; "negative interest rates"
  6. not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
  7. a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed
  8. a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
  9. vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The

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