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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negativelyadverb

    in a harmful manner

    "he was negatively affected"

  2. negativelyadverb

    in a negative way

    "he was negatively inclined"


  1. negativelyadverb

    In a negative manner; so as to be damaging or not positive.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Negativelyadverb

    Etymology: from negative.

    When I asked him whether he had not drunk at all? he answered negatively. Boyle.

    The fathers draw arguments from the Scripture negatively in reproof of that which is evil; Scriptures teach it not, avoid it therefore. Richard Hooker, b. ii.

    I shall shew what this image of God in man is, negatively, by shewing wherein it does not consist; and positively, by shewing wherein it does. Robert South, Serm.


  1. negatively

    Negatively refers to something characterized by an unfavorable, adverse, harmful or pessimistic outlook. It can represent the presence of a negative condition, opinion, reaction, or value. Moreover, in mathematics, it is used to indicate a numerical value less than zero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negativelyadverb

    in a negative manner; with or by denial

  2. Negativelyadverb

    in the form of speech implying the absence of something; -- opposed to positively

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of negatively in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of negatively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of negatively in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Fauci:

    When I talk about the pandemic I put it into five phases. The truly pandemic phase where the whole world is really very negatively impacted – as we are right now. Then there's the deceleration of the pandemic. Then there's control. There's elimination and eradication.

  2. Peter Cook:

    His potential removal from the battlefield would negatively impact ISIL's ability to recruit foreign fighters -- especially those from Chechnya and the Caucus regions -- and degrade ISIL's ability to coordinate attacks and defense of its strongholds like Raqqah, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq.

  3. Sarah Besocke:

    I always try and keep everything positive— we never talk negatively about our bodies.

  4. Memphis PD:

    The officers currently assigned to the unit agree unreservedly with this next step, while the heinous actions of a few casts a cloud of dishonor on the title SCORPION, it is imperative that we, Memphis Police Department take proactive steps in the healing process of all those impacted. Memphis Police Department remains committed to serving our community and taking every measure possible to rebuild the trust that has been negatively affected by the death of Tyre Nichols.

  5. Nick Kapur:

    If Yoshiko Okuyama're in the mood to take this negatively, Yoshiko Okuyama certainly can, but if Yoshiko Okuyama want to take a positive spin on it, maybe this fox spirit is going to help us out in our time of need.

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