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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond; An amount less than zero; Characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands;

Usage examples (37)
  • But let me tell you, there's been a lot of what I call negativity going on over the last couple of months.
  • Never mind all this negativity from the Obama camp!
  • I don't get where all this negativity is coming from.
  • Again, the negativity is nothing short of destructive. for more
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