Focus on the pronunciation of negative
English definition of “negative”
› bad or harmful: Its profits rose as higher sales and cost cuts offset the negative impact of lower prices.have a negative effect on sth This trade could eventually have a negative effect on the economy and prices. Recognizing the costly effects of negative publicity, the company began to study the environmental impacts of its products. negative aspects/consequences → Compare positive adjective
› expressing 'no': a negative answer/response
› emphasizing the bad possibilities in a situation: be negative about sth Small and medium-size businesses were more negative about the economy than last year. negative attitudes/comments/reactions
› less than zero: Employment growth was negative for manufacturing over the past year. Medical bills strained the budget, and before long their checking account had a negative balance.