Definition of negative


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • negative is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 12 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • negative is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 15 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of negative

  • designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions (adjective)

    Examples

    1. negative criticism

    Synonyms

    1. damaging

  • not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the HIV test was negative

    Synonyms

    1. disconfirming

  • involving disadvantage or harm (adjective)

    Examples

    1. minus (or negative) factors

    Synonyms

    1. minus

  • vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. blackball
    2. veto

  • having a negative charge (adjective)

    Examples

    1. electrons are negative

    Synonyms

    1. electronegative
    2. negatively charged

  • a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed (noun)

  • a reply of denial (noun)

    Examples

    1. he answered in the negative

  • characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a negative outlook on life
    2. a colorless negative personality
    3. a negative evaluation
    4. a negative reaction to an advertising campaign

  • expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial (adjective)

  • having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant (adjective)

    Examples

    1. ran a negative campaign
    2. delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life

  • less than zero (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a negative number

  • reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive ()

    Examples

    1. negative interest rates

See definition of negative in Merriam Webster