Pronunciation of Negative
/nˈɛɡətˌɪv/, /nˈɛɡətˌɪv/, /n_ˈɛ_ɡ_ə_t_ˌɪ_v/

Antonyms for negative:

favorable, positive, affirmative, uncharged, good, neutral.

Synonyms for negative:

Sense 1

despairing, dejected, not, bleakly, doom-laden, empty, daguerreotype, opposed, apocalyptic, photomontage, rebellious, bipolar, unadvantageous, passport photo, resistant, oppugn, Disaffirm, Whipped, fatalistic, no., defeatist, halftone.

Sense 2

contradict, film, hopelessly, cynical, candid, pinup, filmstrip, microdot, snapshot, disadvantage, gloomy, deny, pessimistic, bleak.

Sense 3

contravene, unfavorable, adverse, untoward, transparency, controvert, unsatisfactory, gainsay, hopeless.

Sense 4

broken, close up, negate.

Sense 5


Sense 6


Sense 7

print, still, traverse, dark.

Sense 8

blow up.


spurn, turn down, withhold.




disconfirm, disconfirming.





Other synonyms and related words:

broken, apocalyptic, disclaim, interdict, nix, ostracize, blow up, transparency, withhold, Whipped, jaundiced, antagonistic, untoward, disconfirming, print, Against, throw out, adversary, drawback, contradict, defeatist, annul, antipathetic, candid, minus, shun, dissident, dismissive, hopeless, bleakly, counteract, hopelessly, disown, electronegative, damaging, traverse, fatalistic, oppugn, Disaffirm, unsympathetic, deselect, disconfirm, harmful, adversarial, unpromising, blackball, gainsay, controvert, halftone, despairing, cynical, forbid, downside, Incommodity, bipolar, ostracise, contravene, refute, adverse, ban, destructive, refuse, neutralize, opposed, disadvantageous, cast out, detrimental, liability, rebellious, perverse, turn down, still, microdot, proscribe, hostile, pessimistic, photomontage, repudiate, obverse, spurn, gloomy, veto, slide, inimical, deny, not, unadvantageous, invalidating, dejected, inhospitable, disbenefit, unfavorable, film, daguerreotype, snapshot, gram-negative, unsatisfactory, unfriendly, negate, dissentient, disavow, bleak, disallow, bad, mortal, backward, resistant, counter, null, close up, strike, prohibit, prejudicious, filmstrip, prejudicial, banish.

bad, contradictory (adjective)

anti, jaundiced, dissentient, gloomy, detrimental, Against, cynical, adverse, unfavorable, antagonistic, pessimistic, dissenting, contrary, invalidating, opposing.

counter-evidential (adjective)

contradictory, Disproving, counter-evidential.

electrical (adjective)

electrical, conductive, technical, electromagnetic, inductive, magnetic, electronic.

minus (adjective)


negative (adjective)

dissenting, opposing, contrary.

nonexistent (adjective)


opposite (adjective)

antithetical, opposite, anti, Contra, inverse, contrary, reverse, converse, diametric.

Sense 1 (noun)

adversarial, adverse.

Sense 3 (noun)

turn down.

Sense 4 (noun)

contravene, negate, controvert, contradict, oppugn, refute, Disaffirm, gainsay, deny, traverse, repudiate.

Sense 5 (noun)

rebellious, unfavorable, opposed, Against, unadvantageous, resistant, unsatisfactory, untoward.

Sense 7 (noun)

no., not.

Sense 10 (noun)

broken, despairing, bleak, hopeless, pessimistic, dejected, fatalistic, gloomy.

Sense 11 (noun)

candid, photomontage, blow up, passport photo, microdot, close up, filmstrip, daguerreotype, halftone.

denial (noun)


negative (noun)

bad, damaging, destructive, dissentient, disadvantageous, disconfirming, dissenting, blackball, backward, veto, dissident, harmful, dismissive, minus, perverse, counter, electronegative, antagonistic.

opposite (noun)

antithesis, antonym, negation.

pessimistic (noun)


social (verb)

veto, blackball.

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