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adjective negative pronunciation in British English /ˈneɡətɪv/
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  1. 1
    expressing disagreement or criticism

    a negative response

    a negative opinion of her qualifications

    1. a.
      expressing opposition to something, especially when there is a choice

      His answer was negative.

    2. b.
      linguistics a negative form or word expresses ‘no’ or ‘not’, for example ‘don’t’ or ‘won’t’
  2. 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.

  3. 6
    maths a negative number or amount is less than zero

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