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(I've) seen worse.

a noncommittal and not totally negative judgment about something or someone. Alice: How did you like the movie? John: I've seen worse. Bill: What do you think about this weather? Gladys: Seen worse.
See also: seen, worse

negative

n. any drawback or bad thing about someone or something. There are too many negatives associated with your plan.
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You don't want any ground-connection except the one through the negative brush.
I was therefore obliged, much to my regret, to shake my head in the negative - intending thus to give the Angel to understand that I found it inconvenient, just at that moment, to comply with his very reasonable demand
After these tender contests and her victory she would go away by herself under the remotest cow, if at milking-time, or into the sedge, or into her room, if at a leisure interval, and mourn silently, not a minute after an apparently phlegmatic negative.
As against the purely negative action of the scientific spirit, the high-pitched Grey, the theistic Elsmere, the "ritualistic priest," the quaint Methodist Fleming, both so admirably sketched, present [69] perhaps no unconquerable differences.
Here, then, in spite of the negative answers, was the plan of the defense made dimly visible for the first time to the jury and to the audience.
Put thus broadly and abstractly, the answer must be negative.
The consideration of negative propositions and negative facts introduces further complications.
A negative fact is not sensible, and language, being intended for communication, has to be sensible.
We have thus, as regards the opposition of positive and negative, three different sorts of duality, according as we are dealing with facts, image-propositions, or word-propositions.
2) Image-propositions, which may be believed or disbelieved, but do not allow any duality of content corresponding to positive and negative facts;
3) Word-propositions, which are always positive facts, but are of two kinds: one verified by a positive objective, the other by a negative objective.
Owing to these complications, the simplest type of correspondence is impossible when either negative facts or negative propositions are involved.
Charged with this commission, Betsy had gone to Anna, and brought him back a negative reply.
Each particle has its positives and negatives that can be balanced to reach specific papermaking goals.
The real problem is in deciding how precautionary to be in the face of inevitable uncertainties, demanding that we understand the equally inevitable false positives and false negatives from screening evidence.