Perhaps the only negative thing to come out of that story is the perception that Adams owes his career to Lopez.
Escalating drone attacks against suspected militants in the tribal badlands only reinforce that negative view.
And when many traders—human or machine—react to negative news at the same time, market-makers pull out.
Popular definition holds that it is two consecutive quarters of negative growth.
Every gaffe, critical ad or primary loss would light up the web with negative mentions.
Suppose the negative proposition, No B is A, to be true immediately or indivisibly.
The ways are defined on the negative side, that is, by taboos.
On the question whether Louis was guilty none ventured to give a negative vote.
The negative side of noblesse oblige is more important than the positive.
On the leeward side the negative pressure is uniform except near the edges, and its value depends on the form of the plate.
c.1400, "expressing denial," from Old French negatif (13c.) and directly from Latin negativus "that which denies," from negat-, past participle stem of negare "deny, say no" (see deny). Meaning "expressing negation" is from c.1500; that of "characterized by absence" is from 1560s. Algebraic sense is from 1670s. The electricity sense is from 1755.
Negative Capability, that is when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. [John Keats, letter, Dec. 21, 1817]Related: Negatively.
late 14c., "a prohibition; absence, nonexistence; opposite," from Old French negatif and directly from Latin negativus (see negative (adj.)). Meaning "a negative statement" is from 1560s. As a response, "I refuse, disagree, no," from 1945. Meaning "a negative quality" is from 1640s. In mathematics, "a negative number," from 1706. Photographic sense first recorded 1853.
negative neg·a·tive (něg'ə-tĭv)
Expressing, containing, or consisting of a negation, refusal, or denial.
Marked by failure of response or absence of a reaction.
Not indicating the presence of microorganisms, disease, or a specific condition.
Moving or turning away from a stimulus, such as light.
Relating to or designating an electric charge of the same sign as that of an electron.
A negative element in judgment; a minus: ''drove up Dukakis' negatives'' in voter surveys (1647+)