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adjective British English pronunciation: negative /ˈneɡətɪv/
  1. 2
    harmful, or bad

    The ad campaign actually had a negative impact on sales.

    I hope the divorce won't have a negative effect on the children.

  2. 3
    giving more attention or emphasis to bad possibilities than good ones

    a negative attitude towards women

    The article presents a rather negative view of professional sports.

  3. 4
    showing that a particular condition, disease, or substance is not present

    Her pregnancy test was negative.

    She's remained HIV negative for years.

    He tested negative for drugs and alcohol.

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