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negative
as in:  negative feedback from customers


The responses to my plan were negative.
  to express criticism or disagreement, or (especially when talking over a radio or in a military setting) to say "no"
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  • The responses to my plan were negative.
  • We’re getting a lot of negative feedback about the proposed changes.
  • The candidate ran a negative campaign.
  • "Are we cleared for landing?" "Negative. The runway is not clear."

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  • (Shaking his head negatively but gently) No.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • "I hate romance," said Flora out loud to herself. She liked the way the words sounded. She imagined them floating above her in a comic-strip bubble; it was a comforting thing to have words hanging over her head. Especially negative words about romance.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
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