Car exhaust has a negative effect on the environment.
the negative effects of the drug
The feedback about the new product was all negative. Noun
“No” and “not” are negatives.
Can I have the negatives to make copies of the photos? Verb
although the rebuttal was very eloquent, the jury negatived it in favor of the prosecution's argument
we promptly negatived the idea of having pizza again for dinner, noting that we had already had it for three nights that week See More
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Helen Hays, who previously had a negative experience with local towing company Parking Enforcement Systems (PES), is optimistic about this week’s changes.—Heather Gann | Hgann@al.com, al, 12 Sep. 2023 One negative emotion Oprah admits she's never felt: imposter syndrome.—Kate Tuttle, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 Shortly after Rodgers left the game, the Jets announced that X-rays of his leg were negative.—David K. Li, NBC News, 12 Sep. 2023 First lady Jill Biden tested positive for the virus last week but negative last Thursday.—Misty Severi, Washington Examiner, 11 Sep. 2023 For many companies using AI there are both positive and negative effects on their carbon emissions and water use.—Nuha Dolby, WSJ, 11 Sep. 2023 The team said during the game that X-rays were negative.—Dennis Waszak Jr., Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Taking a break in between songs, Joe also slammed negative rumors about his and Turner’s split.—Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 The nonprofit said that more than 25 percent of its animal patients were admitted due to negative interactions with people and dogs — highlighting the impacts of human interference in wildlife.—Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023
But instead of focusing on the negative of the situation, Asante chose to notice the opportunity in the challenge – not just the challenge itself.—Ainslie Lee | Alee@al.com, al, 10 Sep. 2023 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $19.99 $10.18 Buy Now On Amazon
The endeavor is part of The Walt Disney Studios’ ongoing commitment to major restoration projects, employing new scans derived from the original nitrate negative.—Anna Tingley, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 This is especially true in places where the public discourse on trans kids skews negative; those relatively small acts of advocacy and solidarity can evolve into larger local movements.—Ian Kumamoto, SELF, 24 Aug. 2023 The dancing self-portraits, however, were made with digital negatives.—Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2023 Enough dwelling on the negative, said Noah Smith in his Substack newsletter.—The Week Staff, The Week, 5 Aug. 2023 Ellis printed many of his from negatives made by his father, an amateur photographer who was murdered before his son was born.—The New Yorker, 4 Aug. 2023 There there has been quite a bit of spin and coverage focused on only the negatives.—Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 2 Aug. 2023 The prospect of an 86-year-old president, which Biden would be by the end of a second term, is usually viewed as a negative.—Julia Johnson, Washington Examiner, 12 July 2023
Travelers also need to negative COVID-19 test within one day of flying to return to the United States.—Dallas News, 7 Feb. 2022 Regardless, the outcome of this trial might not impact the ex-couple’s career prospects in all that negative a way, Engelmayer predicted.—Victoria Bekiempis, Vulture, 26 May 2022 On the way to scoring a 25-19, 25-9, 25-4 victory, UW was not blocked once, held the Bobcats to negative hitting in each set and in the final set tied a program record for fewest points allowed in a set.—Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 2 Dec. 2022 And passengers boarding international flights to the U.S. no longer need to test negative a day before departure or prove recovery from Covid in the past 90 days.—Allison Pohle, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 But with sales growth expected to go from triple digits in 2021 to negative this year, shares have tanked to a record low recently.—Yueqi Yang, Time, 20 Apr. 2022 In response, Moody’s Investors Service recently lowered its outlook for the sector to negative.—Nick Sargen, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Eversource Energy executives are on the defensive after two ratings agencies cut the credit outlook to negative for Connecticut Light & Power, citing its run-ins with state regulators over the utility’s response to Tropical Storm Isaias last year.—Stephen Singer, courant.com, 2 Aug. 2021 Positive antibody test results, which are by no means an absolute guarantee of immunity, will be accepted to enter, as will negative COVID-19 tests taken up to seven days prior to arrival.—Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2021 See More
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Middle English negatyff, borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French negatif, borrowed from Latin negātīvus "(of legal actions) restraining, (of words) denying," from negātus (past participle of negāre "to say no, deny") + -īvus-ive
Middle English negatif "negative command, prohibition," borrowed from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French negative, borrowed from Late Latin negātīva "negative command or statement," from feminine of Latin negātīvus "(of legal actions) restraining, (of words) denying" — more at negative entry 1