Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) A negative number or value is less than zero. (adjective) If someone has a negative attitude, they mainly think about bad things. (adjective) If something is negative, it is harmful, sad, or otherwise not good.

Examples: (adjective) The data shows that the negative values soon become positive. (adjective) Her negative attitudes were the result of a hard life. (adjective) There are both positives and negatives to the idea that the town needs further development.

Synonyms: adjectives: bad, problematic.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3 A

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