1. [ noun ] (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
Synonyms: electronegativity
Related terms: tendency chemistry
2. [ noun ] the disagreeable quality of one who dissents
Synonyms: negativeness
Related terms: positiveness disagreeableness
3. [ noun ] characterized by habitual skepticism and a tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
Synonyms: negativism
Related terms: positivism quality
Similar spelling:   negativist