negative

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noun
1 denial
PHRASES
in the negative

She answered the question in the negative.

2 developed photographic film
ADJECTIVE
original
enlarged
photographic
film, glass
… OF NEGATIVES
strip
VERB + NEGATIVE
produce
develop, print

His interest in photography started with him developing negatives that he found lying around the house.

scan

Pictures and negatives were scanned using a flatbed scanner.

keep

We must assume that the spy kept the negatives.

destroy
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adj.
1 only thinking about/showing sb/sth's bad qualities
VERBS
be, feel, seem, sound
become
remain
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
decidedly, highly, profoundly, significantly (esp. AmE), strongly

Their attitude was highly negative.

the strongly negative implications of these survey results

completely, entirely, purely, totally, wholly

She spoke in entirely negative terms.

largely, overwhelmingly, predominantly
increasingly
overly

Some people have accused me of being overly negative.

uniformly

Reaction to last night's attack was uniformly negative.

a little, slightly, etc.
apparently, seemingly
essentially

Critical thinking is essentially negative as it seeks to dissect and not to build.

potentially
generally
PREPOSITION
about

He's been rather negative about the idea.

2 showing that sth has not happened/been found
ADVERB
falsely
VERBS
be, prove, test

The antibody test proved negative.

He tested negative for HIV infection.

PREPOSITION
for

The urine tests were negative for protein.

Negative is used with these nouns: ↑answer, ↑aspect, ↑association, ↑attitude, ↑balance, ↑comment, ↑connotation, ↑consequence, ↑correlation, ↑coverage, ↑criticism, ↑effect, ↑emotion, ↑energy, ↑evaluation, ↑expectation, ↑experience, ↑fashion, ↑feedback, ↑feeling, ↑force, ↑image, ↑imagery, ↑impact, ↑implication, ↑impression, ↑influence, ↑margin, ↑message, ↑mood, ↑number, ↑outcome, ↑outlook, ↑overtone, ↑perception, ↑portrayal, ↑publicity, ↑quality, ↑reaction, ↑reinforcement, ↑relationship, ↑repercussion, ↑reply, ↑report, ↑reputation, ↑resolution, ↑response, ↑result, ↑return, ↑review, ↑sense, ↑sentence, ↑side, ↑side effect, ↑slant, ↑slope, ↑smear, ↑spin, ↑stance, ↑stereotype, ↑stimulus, ↑symptom, ↑tactic, ↑term, ↑test, ↑thing, ↑thought, ↑tone, ↑trait, ↑trend, ↑view, ↑voltage, ↑vote

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