Synonyms for (noun) negative

Synonyms: negative

Definition: a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

Similar words: film, photographic film

Definition: photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies


Synonyms: negative

Definition: a reply of denial

Usage: he answered in the negative

Similar words: denial

Definition: the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)

Usage: it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges

Synonyms for (verb) negative

Synonyms: veto, negative, blackball

Definition: vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

Usage: The President vetoed the bill

Similar words: oppose, contradict, controvert

Definition: be resistant to

Usage: The board opposed his motion

Synonyms for (adjective) negative

Synonyms: negative, minus

Definition: involving disadvantage or harm

Usage: minus (or negative) factors

Similar words: disadvantageous

Definition: constituting a disadvantage


Synonyms: negative

Definition: expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

Similar words: dissentient, dissenting, dissident

Definition: disagreeing, especially with a majority


Synonyms: negative, negatively charged, electronegative

Definition: having a negative charge

Usage: electrons are negative

Similar words: charged

Definition: of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge

Usage: charged particles; a charged battery


Synonyms: damaging, negative

Definition: designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

Usage: negative criticism

Similar words: destructive

Definition: causing destruction or much damage

Usage: a policy that is destructive to the economy; destructive criticism


Synonyms: negative

Definition: having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant

Usage: ran a negative campaign; delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life

Similar words: bad

Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities

Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice


Synonyms: negative

Definition: characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features

Usage: a negative outlook on life; a colorless negative personality; a negative evaluation; a negative reaction to an advertising campaign

Similar words: antagonistic, counter

Definition: indicating opposition or resistance


Similar words: perverse

Definition: marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict

Usage: took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans


Synonyms: negative

Definition: less than zero

Usage: a negative number

Similar words: minus

Definition: on the negative side or lower end of a scale

Usage: minus 5 degrees; a grade of B minus


Synonyms: disconfirming, negative

Definition: not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition

Usage: the HIV test was negative

Similar words: Gram-negative

Definition: (of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method