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negative

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negative

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1 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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nay, no

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2 something that is as different as possible from something else
  • The desire to control another person is actually the negative of real love.
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3 a feature of someone or something that creates difficulty for achieving success
  • The main negative of this job is that I have to get up at 4:30 a.m.
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negative

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1 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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2 to declare not to be true
  • The governor's press secretary promptly negatived the rumor that he was not intending to run for reelection.
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3 to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
  • Even though I had originally negatived the invitation, Mom thought I should go anyway.
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turn one's back on

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4 to be unwilling to grant
  • Ultimately, we negatived the request for a personal loan.
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