Antonyms for negotiation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ni-goh-shee-ey-shuh n, -see-
Phonetic Transcription : nɪˌgoʊ ʃiˈeɪ ʃən, -si-

Definition of negotiation

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Old French negociacion "business, trade," and directly from Latin negotiationem (nominative negotiatio) "business, traffic," noun of action from past participle stem of negotiari "carry on business, do business, act as a banker," from negotium "a business, employment, occupation, affair (public or private)," also "difficulty, pains, trouble, labor," literally "lack of leisure," from neg- "not" (see deny) + otium "ease, leisure." The sense expansion from "doing business" to also include "bargaining" about anything took place in Latin.
  • noun bargaining
Example sentences :
  • After a period of confrontation, we are entering an era of negotiation.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The preliminaries of the negotiation were adjusted at this interview.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson » by Robert Southey
  • For the two sisters, and their hired men, it was a simple matter for negotiation.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • We first entered into negotiation for Stocks in January, 1892.
  • Extract from : « A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • I have no doubts that other attempts will be made to bring about a negotiation.
  • Extract from : « The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX » by Various
  • Is there—I'm sure there is not—any mention of the negotiation with Stephanotis Bey?'
  • Extract from : « Lord Kilgobbin » by Charles Lever
  • I knew when the negotiation was in your hands it would be so.
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever
  • Nevertheless, he attempted to get out of this wicked dream by way of negotiation.
  • Extract from : « A Set of Six » by Joseph Conrad
  • Of course I trust to your discretion never to disclose the negotiation in any way.
  • Extract from : « Tony Butler » by Charles James Lever
  • Entrust me with the despatch, and I promise you the negotiation will be completed then and there.
  • Extract from : « Tony Butler » by Charles James Lever

Synonyms for negotiation

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