Antonyms for negatory

Grammar : Noun
Spell : neg-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

Definition of negatory

Origin :
  • "expressing negation," 1570s, from Middle French negatoire or directly from Medieval Latin negatorius "negative," from Latin negatus, past participle of negare "deny, say no, to refuse" (see deny). In the sense "no" it is U.S. Air Force slang from the early 1950s.
  • As in negation : noun contradiction, denial
Example sentences :
  • Dane made a negatory gesture, but Ormond anticipated his answer.
  • Extract from : « The League of the Leopard » by Harold Bindloss
  • A quiet smile with a negatory shake of the head was the only answer.
  • Extract from : « Argentina From A British Point Of View » by Various
  • Commissioners arch their eyebrows, with negatory sniff: who is this young gentleman with more wit than we all?
  • Extract from : « The French Revolution » by Thomas Carlyle
  • For example, he should never be content with mere aggressive and negatory criticism of the page before him.
  • Extract from : « Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3) » by John Morley

Synonyms for negatory

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