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as in hostile
marked by opposition or ill will classes that hopefully will change the negative attitude that some students have toward the recent immigrants

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noun

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as in veto
a vote or decision against something in the absence of an unambiguous negative from the commander, we decided to continue on the mission

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verb

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as in to dismiss
to reject by or as if by a vote 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

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“Negative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/negative. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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