negative - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  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’.
  2. 3
    something that is harmful or bad

    She couldn’t see any negatives in the deal.