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negative

adjective acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetical, argumentative, at odds with, averse, belligerent, bickering, cantankerous, clashing, conflicting, confutative, contentious, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, counteractive, countering, demurring, denying, discordant, disobliging, dissentient, dissident, factious, fractious, gainsaying, ill-willed, impugning, incompatible, inimical, inverse, negans, negatory, opposed, opposing, opposite, rancorous, rebuffing, rebutting, refuting, rejecting, repugnant, resistive, reverse, spurning, unaffirmative, unconverted, unconvinced
Associated concepts: negative covenant, negative easeeent, negative evidence, negative testimony
See also: challenge, contest, contradict, contrary, disadvantageous, disapprove, disavow, disown, dispute, dissent, negate, opposite, perverse, prohibit, rebut, recusant, refuse, reject, veto, vitiate

NEGATIVE. This word has several significations. 1. It is used in contradistinction to giving assent; thus we say the president has put his negative upon such a bill. Vide Veto. 2. It is also used in contradistinction to affirmative; as, a negative does not always admit of the simple and direct proof of which an affirmative is capable. When a party affirms a negative in his pleadings, and without the establishment of which, by evidence, he cannot recover or defend himself, the burden of the proof lies upon him, and he must prove the negative. 8 Toull. n. 18. Vide 2 Gall. Rep. 485; 1 McCord, R. 573; 11 John. R. 513; 19 John. R. 345; 1 Pick. R. 375; Gilb. Ev. 145; 1 Stark. Ev. 376; Bull. N. P. 298; 15 Vin. Ab. 540; Bac. Ab. Pleas, &c. I.
    202. Although as a general rule the affirmative of every issue must be proved, yet this rule ceases to operate the moment the presumption of law is thrown into the other scale. When the issue is on the legitimacy of a child, therefore, it is incumbent on the party asserting the illegitimacy to prove it. 2 Selw. N. P. 709. Vide Affirmative Innocence.

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When there is not enough natural cortisol produced in any form in order to fund this negative feedback mechanism to the hypothalamic pituitary axis, the pituitary will continue producing its ACTH.
Positive feedback is primarily focused toward reinforcing desired behaviors and performance as well as toward establishing feelings of psychological safety, whereas negative feedback targets undesired behaviors and performance with the hopes of motivating the feedback recipient into corrective action.
Once you've used your rules as a filter and have determined the negative feedback should remain, what are your next steps?
Negative feedback is worse when it is sprung on someone because it creates an emotional reaction.
Mitchell conducted a study of undergraduates, published in the Academy of Management Journal, in which students answered questions about a hypothetical scenario in which they received negative feedback from a professor after failing an exam.
Using 208 auctions of Paul Reed Smith Custom model electric guitars sold on eBay during the fall of 2002, Eaton found that each additional negative feedback left by buyers decreased the likelihood of a sale by 1%.
Professor Richard Lindzen and YS Choi's very recent peer-reviewed paper in Geophysical Research Letters, "On the determination of climate feedbacks from ERBE data", strongly suggests it is a negative feedback and that future global warming will thus be self limiting.
But dwindling crowds last term and negative feedback from fans has led to Pools wielding the axe.
Since a large part of our self-image is based on how others view us, hearing negative feedback from someone (especially someone in a position with power) can be devastating.
Through four studies, the authors found that when individuals are given negative feedback about something they care about - information that would threaten their self-worth - they are willing to pay more for high-status goods, such as cars and watches, than when they are given positive or no feedback.
Any negative feedback should be addressed - particularly if buyers keep commenting on the same thing after viewings - as this will help you to boost your property's saleability.