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negative press exp.
= bad press: negative opinion or image expressed in the media
The firm got some negative press over that decision

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1. a person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing 2. [informal] a negative, critical, heinous person and more specifically the one who posts hate-filled comments online
Ex: He was described as a misogynist, homophobic, woman hater / That website has become a particularly vitriolic breeding ground for the haters
be the most affected by a unpleasant situation; be considered the main responsible for a negative event
E.g.: If the deadline is not met, the production department will bear the brunt
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after gave me the chills."
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
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  ( negatives    plural  )
1       adj   A fact, situation, or experience that is negative is unpleasant, depressing, or harmful.,   (Antonym: positive)    The news from overseas is overwhelmingly negative..., All this had an extremely negative effect on the criminal justice system.     
  negatively      adv   ADV with v  
This will negatively affect the result over the first half of the year.     
2       adj   If someone is negative or has a negative attitude, they consider only the bad aspects of a situation, rather than the good ones.,   (Antonym: positive)    When asked for your views about your current job, on no account must you be negative about it..., Why does the media present such a negative view of this splendid city?     
  negatively      adv   usu ADV after v  
A few weeks later he said that maybe he viewed all his relationships rather negatively.     
  negativity      n-uncount  
I loathe negativity. I can't stand people who moan.     
3       adj   A negative reply or decision indicates the answer `no'.,   (Antonym: affirmative)    Dr Velayati gave a vague but negative response..., Upon a negative decision, the applicant loses the protection offered by Belgian law...     
  negatively      adv   ADV after v  
60 percent of the sample answered negatively...     
4       n-count   A negative is a word, expression, or gesture that means `no' or `not'.  
In the past we have heard only negatives when it came to following a healthy diet.     
5       adj   In grammar, a negative clause contains a word such as `not', `never', or `no-one'.  
6       adj   If a medical test or scientific test is negative, it shows no evidence of the medical condition or substance that you are looking for.,   (Antonym: positive)    So far 57 have taken the test and all have been negative., ...negative test results.     
    HIV negative  
8       n-count   In photography, a negative is an image that shows dark areas as light and light areas as dark. Negatives are made from a camera film, and are used to print photographs.  
9       adj   A negative charge or current has the same electrical charge as an electron.,   (Antonym: positive)    Stimulate the site of greatest pain with a small negative current.     
  negatively      adv   ADV -ed  
As these electrons are negatively charged they will attempt to repel each other.     
10       adj   A negative number, quantity, or measurement is less than zero.  
usu ADJ n   (=minus)  
The weakest students can end up with a negative score.     
11    If an answer is in the negative, it is `no' or means `no'.  
in the negative      phrase   PHR after v  
Seventy-nine voted in the affirmative, and none in the negative.     

negative equity     
If someone who has borrowed money to buy a house or flat has negative equity, the amount of money they owe is greater than the present value of their home.  
  (BRIT, BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
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