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Definition of Negation

Negation

  1. The act of denying; assertion of the nonreality or untruthfulness of anything; declaration that something is not, or has not been, or will not be; denial; -- the opposite of affirmation.
  2. Description or definition by denial, exclusion, or exception; statement of what a thing is not, or has not, from which may be inferred what it is or has.

Negation Quotations

An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.
Alexander Haig

Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
Gustave Courbet

I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.
Lupita Nyong'o

The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
Simone Weil
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Negation Translations

negation in German is Verneinung, Negation
negation in Italian is negazione