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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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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 governorʼs 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 balance with an equal force so as to make ineffective

  • no amount of flattery is likely to negative that overheard insult
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5 to be unwilling to grant

  • ultimately, we negatived the request for a personal loan
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