Antonyms for negatively

Grammar : Adv
Spell : neg-uh-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛg ə tɪv

Definition of negatively

Origin :
  • c.1400, "expressing denial," from Old French negatif (13c.) and directly from Latin negativus "that which denies," from negat-, past participle stem of negare "deny, say no" (see deny). Meaning "expressing negation" is from c.1500; that of "characterized by absence" is from 1560s. Algebraic sense is from 1670s. The electricity sense is from 1755.
  • Negative Capability, that is when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. [John Keats, letter, Dec. 21, 1817]
  • Related: Negatively.
  • As in adversely : adv unfavorably
  • As in differently : adv in another way; otherwise
Example sentences :
  • He just raised his head when I looked in and shook it negatively, pursing up his lips.
  • Extract from : « Under Western Eyes » by Joseph Conrad
  • She moved her rigidly set face from left to right, negatively.
  • Extract from : « Under Western Eyes » by Joseph Conrad
  • One can only say negatively that these faces are not Christian.
  • Extract from : « Dreamers of the Ghetto » by I. Zangwill
  • She shook her head back at me negatively, I wonder why to this day.
  • Extract from : « Falk » by Joseph Conrad
  • Let me say first, negatively, what is not the province of this sex.
  • Extract from : « The Young Maiden » by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
  • So much is shown, affirmatively and negatively, by the election.
  • Extract from : « The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Seven » by Abraham Lincoln
  • The law could bear witness to it only negatively by demonstrating its necessity.
  • Extract from : « The Life of St. Paul » by James Stalker
  • It was a gesture that could be interpreted affirmatively or negatively, at pleasure.
  • Extract from : « The Red Track » by Gustave Aimard
  • Not only negatively, but positively there is mercy in the snow.
  • Extract from : « Talks To Farmers » by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • We found that even the epigan Chologaster is negatively heliotropic.
  • Extract from : « Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, May, 1900 » by Various

Synonyms for negatively

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