## The Opposite(Antonym) of “nonnegative”

The antonym of **nonnegative** is **negative** and **less than zero**. The antonyms **negative** and **less than zero** convey a negative or opposite meaning to **nonnegative**. It implies a value that is less than zero or not positive.

### Explore all Antonyms of “nonnegative”

- negative
- less than zero

## Definitions and Examples of negative, less than zero

Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!

Expressing or implying the opposite of affirmation; denying.

Example

The news about the pandemic had a **negative** impact on the stock market.

## Key Differences: negative vs less than zero

- 1
**Negative**is an adjective that describes something that is opposite or contrary to what is desired or expected. - 2
**Less than zero**is a phrase that describes a value that is below zero, indicating a negative quantity.

## Effective Usage of negative, less than zero

- 1Mathematics: Use
**less than zero**to describe negative numbers in mathematical equations. - 2Finance: Use
**negative**to describe a loss or decline in financial investments. - 3Science: Use
**negative**to describe the absence or deficiency of a particular substance or condition.

Remember this!

The antonyms **negative** and **less than zero** convey a negative or opposite meaning to **nonnegative**. Use **less than zero** in mathematical equations and **negative** in finance and science to describe losses, deficiencies, or declines.