Antonyms of noun affirmative

1 sense of affirmative

Sense 1
affirmative -- (a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative")
       Antonym of negative (Sense 1)
      => negative -- (a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun affirmative

1 sense of affirmative

Sense 1
affirmative -- (a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative")
       => avowal, avouchment, affirmation -- (a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something)

Antonyms of adj affirmative

3 senses of affirmative

Sense 1
affirmative (vs. negative), affirmatory -- (affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes")

negative (vs. affirmative) -- (expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial)
        => dissentient, dissenting (prenominal), dissident -- (disagreeing, especially with a majority)

Sense 2
affirmative, optimistic -- (expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook")

INDIRECT (VIA neutral, positive) -> negative -- (characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign")
INDIRECT (VIA positive, negative) -> neutral -- (possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics)

Sense 3
approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive -- (expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod")

INDIRECT (VIA favorable) -> unfavorable, unfavourable -- (not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression")

Similarity of adj affirmative

3 senses of affirmative

Sense 1
affirmative (vs. negative), affirmatory -- (affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes")
       => assentient -- (expressing agreement or consent; "an assenting nod")
          Also See-> favorable#1, favourable#1; positive#1

Sense 2
affirmative, optimistic -- (expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook")
       => positive (vs. negative) (vs. neutral) -- (characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand")

Sense 3
approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive -- (expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod")
       => favorable (vs. unfavorable), favourable -- (encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression")

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