• noun: something that is harmful or bad
  • noun: a reply that indicates the withholding of assent
  • verb: to refuse assent to
  • adjective: harmful or bad
  • adjective: marked by denial, prohibition, or refusal
  • synonyms: cassandra-like, cassandran, cassandrian


  • The senator is running a 'negative' campaign. [=a campaign that criticizes the other candidate instead of saying what good things the senator wants to do]

  • There is a high rate of 'false negatives' for this test. [=this test often incorrectly indicates that something is not present when it really is]

  • Since the positives outweigh the 'negatives', I'm going to take the job. [=there are more good things about the job than bad things]

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) Very, very exciting. I was up late last night figuring out a new plan. Here it is. - Fear. I need a list - What? of all the possible negative outcomes on the first day at a new school. Way ahead of you there. They won't notice no meteor. Disgust. Make sure Riley stands out today. (..)
    2015 Inside Out