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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Mike Pence, the former vice president, and Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor, had the most negative images, with unfavorable views of them outweighing favorable views by about 30 percentage points.—By
aaron Zitner, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2023 Plus, many studies that show negative effects associated with emulsifier intake were only found among those with pre-existing conditions, like ulcerative colitis.—Lauren Manaker Ms, Rdn, Ld, Verywell Health, 27 Sep. 2023 Employees described broad reluctance to take down posts of any kind from Modi’s BJP or its affiliates or to make designations that would cast India in a negative light.—Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 The song’s debut comes while the majority of the public response surrounding the song has seemingly been fairly negative.—Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 26 Sep. 2023 And that could lead to a negative outlook, potentially a downgrade at some point, if those pressures aren't addressed.—Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 26 Sep. 2023 The only two figures with higher negative numbers are former President Donald Trump and Vice President Kamala Harris.—Mark Murray, NBC News, 26 Sep. 2023 Can conditioner have any negative effects on your hair?—Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, 25 Sep. 2023 And while no one doubts that obsessive video game play is escapism, researchers have identified both negative and positive modalities in such behavior.—Jonathan Taplin, Rolling Stone, 24 Sep. 2023
Focusing on the negatives misses the potential good that might come from this moment, argues local high school teacher Charlito Louissaint.—Lesly Succés, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Sep. 2023 One of the few negatives of the first half was an elbow injury to Cowboys guard Chuma Edoga.—Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2023 Many of those photos still exist as prints and negatives in his family’s basement.—Rebecca Griesbach | Rgriesbach@al.com, al, 14 Sep. 2023 Among them are 62,000 35mm color transparencies; more than 14,000 other transparency formats; more than 73,000 negatives and videos; more than 4,000 actual prints; and more than 12,000 articles.—Bob Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2023 The negatives on goat’s milk became muddied into nutritional circles for various reasons.—Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 13 Aug. 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
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