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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as negativeness.

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  • noun The characteristic of having a negative charge.
  • noun The characteristic of being pessimistic or contrarian.

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

  • noun the character of the negative electric pole
  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
  • noun an amount less than zero
  • noun (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond

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