Definition of negatively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈneɡətɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɡətɪvli//
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  1. 1in a bad or harmful way to react negatively to stress opposite positively (3)
  2. 2by considering only the bad side of something/somebody; in a way that lacks enthusiasm or hope Her father always spoke negatively about marriage. opposite positively (2)
  3. 3in a way that expresses the answer ‘no’ to respond negatively to a question opposite affirmatively
  4. 4in a way that does not show any evidence of a particular substance or medical condition to test negatively for HIV
  5. 5(specialist) in a way that contains or produces the type of electricity that is carried by an electron negatively charged electrons opposite positively (5)