Definition for NEG'A-TIVE-LY


  1. With or by denial; as, he answered negatively. Boyle.
  2. In the form of speech implying the absence of something; opposed to positively. I shall show what this image of God in man is, negatively, by showing wherein it does not consist, and positively, by showing wherein it does consist. South.
  3. Negatively charged or electrified. [See Positively.]

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