negative

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɛgətɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnɛgətɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(negə tiv)


Inflections of 'negative' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
negatives
v 3rd person singular
negativing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
negatived
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
negatived
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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negative

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a negative comment
  2. a negative [result, amount, figure]
  3. a negative [effect, impact] (on)
  4. a negative [person, student, customer, man, woman]
  5. is in a negative mood
  6. [has, is] a negative influence (on her)
  7. [give, receive, get] negative feedback
  8. (being) negative about the [chances, future, trip]
  9. there's no need to be so negative!
  10. stop being so negative!
  11. is [often, always] negative about
  12. slang: don't be a Negative Nancy
  13. I don't want to [be, appear] negative, but
  14. [expect, predict, report] negative growth
  15. [carry, have] a negative charge
  16. the test [came back, was] negative
  17. negative, [sir, captain]!
n
  1. photography: [printed, enlarged] from the negatives
  2. photography: [lose, store, keep, develop] the negatives
  3. [35mm, 5x7] negatives
  4. [color, black-and-white] negatives
  5. a [verb, response] in the negative
  6. only focused on the negative
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