negative neg‧a‧tive [ˈnegətɪv] adjective
1. bad or harmful:

• The Bank's refusal to cut interest rates is having a negative effect on the economy.

2. saying or meaning `no':

• a negative response

3. considering only the bad qualities of a situation, person etc and not the good ones:
negative about

• Stock analysts are growing increasingly negative about general insurance stocks.

4. less than zero:

• The difference between a positive growth rate of 0.5% and a negative rate of 0.5% is so small the average businessman would be unlikely to feel it.

— negatively adverb :

• Financial markets reacted negatively to the Fed's announcement.

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negatively UK US /ˈnegətɪvli/ adverb
in a bad or harmful way: »

Exports have been negatively affected by the downturn of the economy.

impact negatively on sth »

Export subsidies impact negatively on domestic production.

in a way that emphasizes the bad possibilities in a situation: react/respond negatively to sth »

Investors reacted negatively to the modest interest rate cut on Tuesday.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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