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English

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Adjective

negative (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
negative

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  1. not positive or neutral
  2. pessimistic; not tending to see the bright side of things.
    I don't like to hang around him very much, because he can be so negative many times about his petty problems.
  3. inherently damaging; undesirable
  4. (mathematics) of number, less than zero
  5. (physics) of electrical charge of an electron and related particles

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Noun

Singular
negative

Plural
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negative ({{{1}}})
  1. (photography) an image in which dark areas represent light ones, and the converse
  2. (grammar) a word that indicates negation
  3. (mathematics) a negative quantity
  4. (weightlifting): A rep performed with weight in which the muscle begins at maximum contraction and is slowly extended; a movement performed using only the eccentric phase of muscle movement.

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Italian

Noun

negative f.

  1. Plural form of negativa.

Swedish

Adjective

negative

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of negativ.

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