negative /ˈnegətɪv/ adjective
NO ENTHUSIASM › not having enthusiasm or positive opinions about something: negative feelings Many people have a negative attitude towards ageing.
BAD › A negative effect is bad and causes damage to something: Terrorist threats have had a very negative impact on tourism.
MEDICINE › If the result of a test to prove if someone is pregnant or ill is negative, that person is not pregnant or ill.
NUMBERS › A negative number is less than zero.
GRAMMAR › In language, a negative word or phrase expresses the meaning 'no' or 'not'.