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noun [countable]     negative pronunciation in British English
/ˈneɡətɪv/
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pluralnegatives
  1. 2
    linguistics a word or phrase that means ‘no’ or ‘not’. Verb groups with ‘no’ or ‘n’t’ are negatives, for exampleI don’t understand’, and ‘I won’t comment’.
    See also negative
  2. 3
    something that is harmful or bad

    She couldn’t see any negatives in the deal.

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