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Synonyms for negative

Synonyms for negative

tending to discourage, retard, or make more difficult

to prevent or forbid authoritatively

to refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of

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a reply of denial

a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance

expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant

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not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition

reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive

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less than zero

designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

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having a negative charge

involving disadvantage or harm

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The dim academic view of negative campaigning was reflected in an influential 1999 Political Science Review study by Arizona State University political scientists Patrick J.
Recent research suggests students and teachers possess somewhat negative attitudes toward students with disabilities, or that they view individuals with disabilities as different from and inferior to individuals without disabilities (Gething et al.
Forward business sentiment improved in Malaysia and the Philippines, while declining in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand; indices for Singapore and Malaysia remained in negative territory, while the index for Thailand fell into negative territory for the first time since March 2002.
The main categories include direct negative experiences reported by family, friends, or the media; general anxiety disorders, and individual personality characteristics (Bernstein, Kleinknecht, & Alexander, 1989; Moore et al.
In either case dispersion is the opposite of retention, and dispersant users should always be aware of the downstream negative effects on retention aid packages.
Negative net absorption prevailed in 2003, and the year-to-date total of 5.
In particular, the use of four key concepts used for judging the quality of evidence in medical diagnosis--sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value--are relevant to the assessment of environmental hazards, especially those that have low probabilities of occurrence.
A black and white photographic negative is the reverse image captured on your film when it is exposed to light, and then developed.
Deciding to battle the negative influences of life by developing and accentuating positive influences reduces stress in officers' daily activities.
31, 2001, to take the entire amount of the negative Sec.
First, it is important that we understand what it means to be assertive, and then we can try to understand the difference between the positive and negative approaches.
The Bank of China's counterparty credit rating was lowered from BBB/Watch Negative to BBB minus/Negative, and the senior unsecured rating was lowered from BBB/Watch Negative to BBB minus/Negative.
Auditors have to decide whether they can use negative accounts receivable requests.
Both computerized systems are intended to reduce the false negative rate in Pap smears.
As the ball is played forward, the opposing defenders tend to focus more on the ball than on the negative spaces on the field.