Definitions For Negative


  • A piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed
  • A reply of denial


  • Vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
  • Something that is harmful or bad
  • A word or statement that means “no” or that expresses a denial or refusal
  • An image on film that is used to make a printed photograph and that has light areas where the photograph will be dark and dark areas where the photograph will be light ; also : the film that has such an image


  • Involving disadvantage or harm
  • Having a negative charge
  • Designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
  • Having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
  • Less than zero


  • Expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
  • Characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
  • Reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
  • Not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition

Is Negative a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Negative is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Negative in a Sentence

  • Car exhaust has a negative effect on the environment.
  • The negative effects of the drug
  • The feedback about the new product was all negative.
  • “No” and “not” are negatives.
  • Can I have the negatives to make copies of the photos?
  • Although the rebuttal was very eloquent, the jury negatived it in favor of the prosecution's argument
  • We promptly negatived the idea of having pizza again for dinner, noting that we had already had it for three nights that week

Synonyms for Negative

Antonyms for Negative

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