Antonyms for negativing

Grammar : Interj, verb
Spell : neg-uh-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛg ə tɪv

Definition of negativing

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 no : interj not
  • As in impugn : verb criticize, challenge
  • As in invalidate : verb render null and void
  • As in kill : verb turn off; cancel
  • As in negate : verb contradict, countermand
  • As in neutralize : verb counteract
  • As in rebut : verb argue against; prove wrong
  • As in redress : verb change, rectify
  • As in traverse : verb resist, contradict
  • As in belie : verb disprove
  • As in veto : verb refuse permission
  • As in compensate : verb offset, make up for
  • As in contradict : verb be at variance with
  • As in counteract : verb do opposing action
  • As in deny : verb disagree, renounce, decline
  • As in disavow : verb reject
  • As in disprove : verb prove false
  • As in gainsay : verb contradict
Example sentences :
  • One fact with which it is positively inconsistent is worth as much, and as powerful in negativing the hypothesis, as five hundred.
  • Extract from : « A Critical Examination Of The Position Of Mr. Darwin's Work, "On The Origin Of Species," In Relation To The Complete Theory Of The Causes Of The Phenomena Of Organic Nature » by Thomas H. Huxley
  • This they proceeded to do, negativing absolutely my desire to accompany them.
  • Extract from : « Gold » by Stewart White
  • That is passing by this Convention altogether; it is negativing the States represented in it.
  • Extract from : « A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention » by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
  • Indeed, the other House had exercised this right in negativing the repeal of the law relative to the manning of these vessels.
  • Extract from : « Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16) » by Thomas Hart Benton
  • A large share of the work done was directed to assuring or negativing previous results.
  • Extract from : « A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century » by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
  • It even referred directly to one of my tentative hypotheses, at once negativing it and giving another altogether satisfactory.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation » by Edward Maitland
  • This negativing of limits by the imagination is the positing of omniscience as a divine power and reality.
  • Extract from : « The Essence of Christianity » by Ludwig Feuerbach
  • She looked down, and shook her head, as if negativing his proposal with obstinate decision.
  • Extract from : « Peveril of the Peak » by Sir Walter Scott

Synonyms for negativing

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