What does negativity mean?

Definitions for negativity
ˌnɛg əˈtɪv ɪ tineg·a·tiv·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negativity, negativenessnoun

    the character of the negative electric pole

  2. negativity, negativeness, negativismnoun

    characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands

  3. negativity, negativenessnoun

    an amount less than zero

  4. electronegativity, negativitynoun

    (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond


  1. negativitynoun

    The characteristic of having a negative charge.

  2. negativitynoun

    The characteristic of being pessimistic or contrarian.


  1. negativity

    Negativity is a mental or emotional state, a demeanor, or a perspective that involves being pessimistic, critical, or having a general tendency to be unsatisfied, unhappy, or see the worst in every situation. It is often associated with harmful or damaging thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and interactions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negativitynoun

    the quality or state of being negative

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Negativity

    the name given in philosophy to the negative element determinative or definitive of things and all ideas of things, whereby a thing is this because it is not that, and is seen to be this because it is seen not to be that, an antagonism essential to all forms of being, spiritual as well as material, and to all definite and distinct thought.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of negativity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of negativity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of negativity in a Sentence

  1. The Russian:

    Is it really possible that I could take over as the head of the Russian Basketball Federation? I can't say for certain, there is a difficult situation in Russian basketball at the moment as there is a lot of negativity surrounding it. I would like to try and change something.

  2. Allan Small:

    People are still blaming global growth, China. But I think it's now beyond that, i think it's now just this overall feeling of negativity in these markets.

  3. Dan Fischer:

    Surfing is so healing. You're so deeply connected to the ocean and to nature, and the saltwater immersion sort of washes away all the negativity that's going on inside of you.

  4. Dylan Tedders:

    I think the negativity would be that we are passing out guns at the door and that is not what we are doing.

  5. John Blackmon:

    It’s almost an indoctrination of distrust of police and we’ve got to put a stop to that, there are other socio-economic topics that are available and they want to focus half of their effort on negativity towards the police ? That seems odd to me. PARENTS ANGERED AFTER PLANNED PARENTHOOD PARTNER LEADS ‘ GRAPHIC ’ SEX-ED LESSON IN SCIENCE CLASS Students can pick.

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