Bedeutung von “negative” — Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈneɡətɪv/
Extra Examples
He made negative comments to the press.The report only homes in on the negative points.He felt very negative about the future.You'll never succeed with that negative attitude.Reviews of the play have been predominantly negative.

B1 not having enthusiasm or positive opinions about something:

negative feelings
Many people have a negative attitude towards ageing.

B2 A negative effect is bad and causes damage to something:

Terrorist threats have had a very negative impact on tourism.

If the result of a test to prove if someone is pregnant or sick is negative, that person is not pregnant or sick.


A negative number is less than zero.


A2 In language, a negative word or phrase expresses the meaning 'no' or 'not'.

(Definition von “negative adjective” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)