1. (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
Syn: ↑electronegativity
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑tendency, ↑inclination
2. the character of the negative electric pole
Syn: ↑negativeness
Ant: ↑positiveness (for: ↑negativeness), ↑positivity
Hypernyms: ↑polarity, ↑sign
3. characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
Syn: ↑negativeness, ↑negativism
Ant: ↑positiveness (for: ↑negativeness), ↑positivity
Derivationally related forms: ↑negativist (for: ↑negativism), ↑negative (for: ↑negativeness), ↑negative
Hypernyms: ↑quality
4. an amount less than zero
Syn: ↑negativeness
Ant: ↑positiveness (for: ↑negativeness), ↑positivity
Derivationally related forms: ↑negative (for: ↑negativeness)
Hypernyms: ↑amount

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