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Detrimental vs. Negative

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Detrimentaladjective

Causing damage or harm.

‘Smoking tobacco can be detrimental to your health.’;

Negativeadjective

Not positive or neutral.

Detrimentaladjective

Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.

‘Neither dangerous nor detrimental to the donor.’;

Negativeadjective

(physics) Of electrical charge of an electron and related particles

Detrimentaladjective

(sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury;

‘damaging to career and reputation’; ‘the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant’;

Negativeadjective

(mathematics) Of a number: less than zero

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Detrimentaladjective

tending to cause harm

‘recent policies have been detrimental to the interests of many old people’; ‘moving her could have a detrimental effect on her health’;

Negativeadjective

Denying a proposition.

Negativeadjective

Damaging; undesirable; unfavourable.

Negativeadjective

Often used pejoratively: pessimistic; not tending to see the bright side of things.

Negativeadjective

Of or relating to a photographic image in which the colours of the original, and the relations of left and right, are reversed.

Negativeadjective

(chemistry) Metalloidal, nonmetallic; contrasted with positive or basic.

‘The nitro group is negative.’;

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Negativeadjective

Often preceded by emotion, energy, feeling, or thought: to be avoided, bad, difficult, disagreeable, painful, potentially damaging, unpleasant, unwanted.

Negativeadjective

Characterized by the presence of features which do not support a hypothesis.

Negativenoun

Refusal or withholding of assents; prohibition, veto

Negativenoun

(law) A right of veto.

Negativenoun

(photography) An image in which dark areas represent light ones, and the converse.

Negativenoun

(grammar) A word that indicates negation.

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Negativenoun

(mathematics) A negative quantity.

Negativenoun

(weightlifting): A rep performed with weight in which the muscle begins at maximum contraction and is slowly extended; a movement performed using only the eccentric phase of muscle movement.

Negativenoun

The negative plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.

Negativeverb

(transitive) To refuse; to veto.

Negativeverb

(transitive) To contradict.

Negativeverb

(transitive) To disprove.

Negativeverb

(transitive) To make ineffective; to neutralize.

Negativeinterjection

An elaborate synonym for no.

Negativeadjective

Denying; implying, containing, or asserting denial, negation or refusal; returning the answer no to an inquiry or request; refusing assent; as, a negative answer; a negative opinion; - opposed to affirmative.

‘If thou wilt confess,Or else be impudently negative.’; ‘Denying me any power of a negative voice.’; ‘Something between an affirmative bow and a negative shake.’;

Negativeadjective

Not positive; without affirmative statement or demonstration; indirect; consisting in the absence of something; privative; as, a negative argument; negative evidence; a negative morality; negative criticism.

‘There in another way of denying Christ, . . . which is negative, when we do not acknowledge and confess him.’;

Negativeadjective

Asserting absence of connection between a subject and a predicate; as, a negative proposition.

Negativeadjective

Of or pertaining to a picture upon glass or other material, in which the lights and shades of the original, and the relations of right and left, are reversed.

Negativeadjective

Metalloidal; nonmetallic; - contrasted with positive or basic; as, the nitro group is negative.

Negativenoun

A proposition by which something is denied or forbidden; a conception or term formed by prefixing the negative particle to one which is positive; an opposite or contradictory term or conception.

‘This is a known rule in divinity, that there is no command that runs in negatives but couches under it a positive duty.’;

Negativenoun

A word used in denial or refusal; as, not, no.

‘No wine ne drank she, neither white nor red.’; ‘These eyes that never did nor never shallSo much as frown on you.’;

Negativenoun

The refusal or withholding of assents; veto.

‘If a kind without his kingdom be, in a civil sense, nothing, then . . . his negative is as good as nothing.’;

Negativenoun

That side of a question which denies or refuses, or which is taken by an opposing or denying party; the relation or position of denial or opposition; as, the question was decided in the negative.

Negativenoun

A picture upon glass or other material, in which the light portions of the original are represented in some opaque material (usually reduced silver), and the dark portions by the uncovered and transparent or semitransparent ground of the picture.

Negativenoun

The negative plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.

Negativeverb

To prove unreal or untrue; to disprove.

‘The omission or infrequency of such recitals does not negative the existence of miracles.’;

Negativeverb

To reject by vote; to refuse to enact or sanction; as, the Senate negatived the bill.

Negativeverb

To neutralize the force of; to counteract.

Negativenoun

a reply of denial;

‘he answered in the negative’;

Negativenoun

a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed

Negativeverb

vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent;

‘The President vetoed the bill’;

Negativeadjective

characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features;

‘a negative outlook on life’; ‘a colorless negative personality’; ‘a negative evaluation’; ‘a negative reaction to an advertising campaign’; ‘a positive attitude’; ‘the reviews were all positive’; ‘a positive benefit’; ‘a positive demand’;

Negativeadjective

reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive

Negativeadjective

having a negative electric charge;

‘electrons are negative’; ‘protons are positive’;

Negativeadjective

expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

Negativeadjective

having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant;

‘ran a negative campaign’; ‘delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life’;

Negativeadjective

not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition;

‘the HIV test was negative’;

Negativeadjective

less than zero;

‘a negative number’;

Negativeadjective

designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions;

‘negative criticism’;

Negativeadjective

involving disadvantage or harm;

‘minus (or negative) factors’;

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