negative


negative
I adjective acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, argumentative, at odds with, attacking, averse, belligerent, bickering, cantankerous, clashing, conflicting, confutative, contentious, contesting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, contravening, converse, counteractive, countering, demurring, denying, disaccordant, disavowing, discordant, disobliging, disputing, dissentient, dissident, factious, fractious, gainsaying, hostile, ill-willed, impugning, incompatible, inimical, inverse, negans, negatory, opposed, opposing, opposite, quarrelsome, rancorous, rebuffing, rebutting, refuting, rejecting, repudiating, repugnant, resistive, reverse, spurning, traversing, unaffirmative, unconverted, unconvinced associated concepts: negative covenant, negative easement, negative evidence, negative testimony II index challenge, contradict, contrary, disadvantageous, disapprove (reject), disavow, disown (deny the validity), dispute (contest), dissent (withhold assent), negate, opposite, perverse, prohibit, rebut, recusant, refuse, veto, vitiate

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negative
adj.
(1) Characterized by absence rather than presence.
(2) Expressing refusal, denial, or disagreement.

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