Antonyms of noun negative

1 of 2 senses of negative

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

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

2 senses of negative

Sense 1
negative -- (a reply of denial; "he answered in the negative")
       => denial -- (the act of refusing to comply (as with a request); "it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges")

Sense 2
negative -- (a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed)
       => film, photographic film -- (photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb negative

1 sense of negative

Sense 1
veto, blackball, negative -- (vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill")
       => oppose, controvert, contradict -- (be resistant to; "The board opposed his motion")

Antonyms of adj negative

9 senses of negative

Sense 1
negative (vs. neutral) (vs. positive) -- (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")

neutral (vs. positive) (vs. negative) -- (possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics)
        => neutralized, neutralised -- (made neutral in some respect; deprived of distinctive characteristics)
        => viewless -- (not having or expressing opinions or views)
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")
        => affirmative, optimistic -- (expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook")
        => constructive -- (emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good; "constructive criticism")

Sense 2
negative (vs. affirmative) -- (expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial)

affirmative (vs. negative), affirmatory -- (affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes")
        => assentient -- (expressing agreement or consent; "an assenting nod")

Sense 3
negative -- (having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life")

INDIRECT (VIA bad) -> good -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

Sense 4
negative (vs. positive), disconfirming -- (not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative")

positive (vs. negative), confirming -- (indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test")
        => Gram-positive -- ((of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method)

Sense 5
negative (vs. positive) -- (reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive; "negative interest rates")

positive (vs. negative) -- (reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion; "positive increase in graduating students")

Sense 6
negative -- (less than zero; "a negative number")

INDIRECT (VIA minus) -> plus -- (on the positive side or higher end of a scale; "a plus value"; "temperature of plus 5 degrees"; "a grade of C plus")

Sense 7
damaging, negative -- (designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism")

INDIRECT (VIA destructive) -> constructive -- (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission")

Sense 8
negative, electronegative, negatively charged -- (having a negative charge; "electrons are negative")

INDIRECT (VIA charged) -> uncharged -- (of a particle or body or system; having no charge; "an uncharged particle"; "an uncharged battery")

Sense 9
minus, negative -- (involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors")

INDIRECT (VIA disadvantageous) -> advantageous -- (giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often")

Similarity of adj negative

9 senses of negative

Sense 1
negative (vs. neutral) (vs. positive) -- (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")
       => antagonistic, counter -- (indicating opposition or resistance)
       => perverse -- (marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict; "took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans")
          Also See-> destructive#1; pessimistic#1; unsupportive#1

Sense 2
negative (vs. affirmative) -- (expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial)
       => dissentient, dissenting (prenominal), dissident -- (disagreeing, especially with a majority)
          Also See-> disinclined#1; unfavorable#1, unfavourable#1

Sense 3
negative -- (having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life")
       => bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "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")

Sense 4
negative (vs. positive), disconfirming -- (not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative")
       => Gram-negative -- ((of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method)

Sense 5
negative (vs. positive) -- (reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive; "negative interest rates")

Sense 6
negative -- (less than zero; "a negative number")
       => minus (vs. plus) -- (on the negative side or lower end of a scale; "minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus")

Sense 7
damaging, negative -- (designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism")
       => destructive (vs. constructive) -- (causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism")

Sense 8
negative, electronegative, negatively charged -- (having a negative charge; "electrons are negative")
       => charged (vs. uncharged) -- (of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge; "charged particles"; "a charged battery")

Sense 9
minus, negative -- (involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors")
       => disadvantageous (vs. advantageous) -- (constituting a disadvantage)

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