Definition - negative

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  1. reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive; "negative interest rates"
  2. not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
  3. a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed
  4. vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"
  5. a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative"
  6. involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"
  7. expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
  8. having a negative charge; "electrons are negative"
  9. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"
  10. having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
  11. characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition