Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a negative manner; so as to be damaging or not positive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a negative manner; with or by denial.
  • adv. In the form of speech implying the absence of something; -- opposed to positively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a negative manner.
  • With negative electricity; by friction on some resinous substance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a negative way
  • adv. in a harmful manner

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Hence, the legitimate province of the indicative mood, is to _declare_ things, whether positively or negatively; thus, _positively_, He _came_ with me; _negatively_, He _came not_ with me.

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

  • A Pew Research poll in December found 60 per cent of people saw the word negatively, compared to 39 per cent for "liberal" and 30 per cent for "conservative".

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • He warned that what he described as negatively-preceived U.S.

    The Guardian World News

  • People working 10-12-14-16 hour days to try to provide a better life for their family watch government bureaucrats work from 9: 10 to 4: 45, leaving for whatever appointments they might need to attend, leaving early to attend their child's plays, etc, taking off anytime they don't feel 100%, receiving better benefits and pay than those actually creating wealth, living in bigger and better homes ....... and you don't think we should use the term negatively?

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • Talking about how oppressive laws against one group of people effects everyone negatively is what helped the civil rights movement of the 1960′s.

    Relevancy of Client Status « Bound, Not Gagged

  • Forty-three percent viewed Palin negatively in May.

    CNN Poll: Favorable view of Palin dipping

  • The virus has also been theorized to be a mix of avian, swine and human flu and, as Tom proposes, the swine flu is a biased label negatively impacting pork sales and families that depend on the pork business.

    Swine Flu May Be Renamed; How about Fecal Flu?

  • This could be profoundly democratizing, giving a voice to ordinary Americans; however, it also reified "normalcy" by encouraging people to judge themselves (whether positively or negatively is almost irrelevant) against the "average."

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • Now, we don't need that in American politics, and Obama in 2008 didn't say a word negatively about McCain's service, and rightfully so because McCain is a legitimate American hero.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2009

  • Every government action portrayed negatively is an action of state or local governments.

    Back to the Bench, Andy

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.