Synonyms of negative in English:

negative


See definition of negative

adjective

1‘the petition produced a negative reply from the Home Office’

SYNONYMS
saying ‘no’, in the negative, rejecting, refusing
dissenting, dissentient, contrary, anti-, opposing, opposed
denying
formal gainsaying
rare dissentious
ANTONYMS

positive, affirmative

2‘he was criticized for being negative’

SYNONYMS
pessimistic, defeatist, gloomy, gloom-ridden, cynical, bleak, fatalistic, dismissive, anti, antipathetic, uncooperative, obstructive
unenthusiastic, cool, cold, uninterested, unresponsive, apathetic
ANTONYMS

positive, optimistic, constructive, enthusiastic

3‘the crisis had an immediate and negative effect on the economy’

SYNONYMS
harmful, bad, adverse, damaging, detrimental, unfortunate, unfavourable, disadvantageous
ANTONYMS

favourable, good


noun

1‘he murmured something sufficiently incomprehensible for her to take it as a negative’

SYNONYMS
no, refusal, rejection, veto
dissension, contradiction
denial

verb

1‘the bill was negatived on the second reading by 130 votes to 129’

SYNONYMS
reject, turn down, say ‘no’ to, refuse, veto, squash
informal give the thumbs down to, give the red light to
ANTONYMS

accept, ratify, pass

2‘the insurer's main arguments were negatived by Lawrence’

SYNONYMS
disprove, prove to be false, show to be false, give the lie to, belie, invalidate, call into question, refute, rebut, discredit, explode
contradict, deny, negate
formal gainsay
ANTONYMS

prove, substantiate

3‘would-be vendors inevitably raise selling prices to negative the effect of the tax’

SYNONYMS
cancel out, neutralize, counteract, nullify, negate, render ineffective
offset, balance, counterbalance, balance out, equalize