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negative /'negətiv/
  • tính từ
    • không; phủ định, phủ nhận, cự tuyệt, phản đối, từ chối; cấm đoán
      • to give a negative answers: trả lời từ chối, trả lời không
      • negative sentence: câu phủ định
      • negative criticism: sự phê bình tiêu cực
      • negative evidence: chứng cớ tiêu cực
    • (điện học), (toán học); (nhiếp ảnh) âm
      • negative pole: cực âm
      • negative sign: dấu âm
      • negative proof: bản âm
  • danh từ
    • lời từ chối, lời cự tuyệt
      • the answers is in the negative: câu trả lời là "không"
    • quyền phủ định, quyền phủ nhận, quyền phủ quyết
    • tính tiêu cực
      • he is a bundle of negatives: nó mang nặng tính tiêu cực
    • (toán học) số âm
    • (điện học) cực âm
    • (nhiếp ảnh) bản âm
    • (ngôn ngữ học) từ phủ định
    • ngoại động từ
      • phủ nhận; phủ định, cự tuyệt, bác bỏ
        • experiments negatived that theory: thực nghiệm đã bác bỏ thuyết đó
      • phản đối, chống lại (lời phát biểu)
      • làm thành vô hiệu
    Concise Dictionary
    +a reply of denial
    +a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed
    +vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
    +characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
    +having a negative electric charge
    +expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
    +having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
    +not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
    +reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
    +less than zero
    +designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
    +involving disadvantage or harm

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 contradictory, anti, contrary, dissenting, dissentious, disputing, disputatious, argumentative, adversarial, adversative, antagonistic, antipathetic, adverse, US adversary:
    He has adopted a very negative attitude towards his job. Few negative voices were heard on the issue
    2 pessimistic, unenthusiastic, cool, cold, uninterested, unresponsive:
    The reaction to our offer has been largely negative.
    3 nullifying, annulling, neutralizing, voiding, cancelling:
    The laws are mainly negative, listing only things one must not do.
    4 negating, refusing, denying, gainsaying, opposing:
    The judge came to a negative decision regarding bail.
    5 in the negative. negatively, 'No':
    Asked if she wanted to go, she replied in the negative.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun, verb
    + adjective
    1 bad or harmful: The crisis had a negative effect on trade. + The whole experience was definitely more positive than negative.
    Antonym: POSITIVE
    not hopeful
    2 considering only the bad side of sth/sb; lacking enthusiasm or hope: Scientists have a fairly negative attitude to the theory. + 'He probably won't show up.' 'Don't be so negative.'
    Antonym: POSITIVE
    3 expressing the answer 'no': His response was negative. + They received a negative reply.
    Antonym: AFFIRMATIVE
    4 containing a word such as 'no', 'not', 'never', etc: a negative form / sentence
    scientific test
    5 (abbreviation neg.) not showing any evidence of a particular substance or medical condition: Her pregnancy test was negative.
    Antonym: POSITIVE
    6 (technical) containing or producing the type of electricity that is carried by an ELECTRON: a negative charge / current + the negative terminal of a battery
    Antonym: POSITIVE
    number / quantity
    7 less than zero: a negative trade balance
    Antonym: POSITIVE
    negatively adverb: to react negatively to stress + to answer / respond negatively + negatively charged electrons
    + noun
    1 a word or statement that means 'no'; a refusal or DENIAL: (formal) She answered in the negative (= said 'no').
    Antonym: AFFIRMATIVE
    photographic film
    2 a developed photographic film showing the dark areas of an actual scene as light and light areas as dark: Keep the negatives in case you want more prints later.
    Compare: POSITIVE
    in scientific test
    3 the result of a test or an experiment that shows that a substance or condition is not present: The percentage of false negatives generated by the cancer test is of great concern.
    Antonym: POSITIVE
    + verb [VN] (formal)
    1 to refuse to agree to a proposal or a request
    2 to prove that sth is not true
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 denial


    answer (sth) in, reply in
    She answered the question in the negative.

    2 developed photographic film


    original | photographic | film, glass




    produce | develop
    His interest in photography started with him developing negatives that he found lying around the house.
    | keep
    We must assume that the spy kept the negatives.
    | destroy


    1 only thinking about/showing sb/sth's bad qualities


    be, feel, seem, sound | become | remain


    distinctly, extremely, strongly, terribly, very
    the strongly negative implications of these survey results Their attitude was terribly negative.
    | completely, entirely, exclusively, purely, totally, wholly
    She spoke in entirely negative terms.
    | largely, mainly, overwhelmingly | fairly, rather, slightly, somewhat | apparently | essentially
    Critical thinking is essentially negative as it seeks to dissect and not to build.
    | generally


    He's been rather negative about the idea.

    2 showing that sth has not happened/been found


    be, prove, test
    The breathalyser test proved negative. He tested negative for HIV infection.


    The urine tests were negative for protein.

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