What does negativity mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negativity, negativeness(noun)

    the character of the negative electric pole

  2. negativity, negativeness, negativism(noun)

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

  3. negativity, negativeness(noun)

    an amount less than zero

  4. electronegativity, negativity(noun)

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


  1. negativity(Noun)

    The characteristic of having a negative charge.

  2. negativity(Noun)

    The characteristic of being pessimistic or contrarian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negativity(noun)

    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. Ivanka Trump:

    So I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions, and I think my father has put forth a very comprehensive and really revolutionary plan to deal with a lot of issues. So I don't know how useful it is to spend too much time with you on this if you're going to make a comment like that.

  2. Boris Johnson:

    The way to get our friends and partners to understand how serious we are is finally, I'm afraid, to abandon the defeatism and negativity that has enfolded us in a great cloud for so long and to prepare confidently and seriously for a WTO or no-deal outcome.

  3. Kathleen Turner:

    Working with Burt Reynolds was terrible, the first day Burt came in he made me cry. He said something about not taking second place to a woman. His behavior was shocking. It never occurred to me that I wasn’t someone’s equal. I left the room sobbing. I called my husband and said, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ He said, ‘You just do the job.’ It got to be very hostile because the crew began taking sides. But as for the performance, I was able to put the negativity aside. I’m not convinced Burt was.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Most of the positive things in life are often preceded by negatvities, paradoxically. For example, we gain strength only after realizing our weaknesses. We learn to love unconditionally only after experiencing the hate directed towards us. We become more tolerant and proponents of equality only after the discrimination that world throws at us. We thus grow and mature with the flow of life, always negating the negativity, and moving upwards and onwards.

  5. Carol Channing:

    Regret leads to negativity and negativity kills creativity, given the opportunity, I might change a choice I made, but you can’t regret making what you thought was the best decision at the time.

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