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negatory

slang No. The term mimics formal, military-style communication. A: "Will you be here by 9?" B: "That's a negatory, I'm afraid. Traffic has been brutal." A: "Can I come with you, Daddy?" B: "Negatory, little buddy. Daddy's gotta go by himself."

negatory

mod. no; negative. Q: Are you going to leave now? A: Negatory.
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Topics include the Medieval myth of ritual murder by proxy; humor as an integral part of the contemporary legend process; and negatory rumors such as rumors of death and rumors of bogus moon landings.
Stravinsky's repression of a natural rhetorical gesture of final emphasis must surely encourage us to view in a similarly negatory light the elimination of all but the percussion during the later stages of the finale, suggesting obvious affinities with the other modernist tendencies noted above.
Imogen's death, however, releases Harriet at last to claim the power of motherhood as Kristeva describes it: "Closer to her instinctual memory, more open to psychosis, [she] consequently [becomes] more negatory of the social, symbolic bond" (239).
by giving birth, the woman enters into contact with her mother; she becomes, she is her own mother; they are the same continuity differentiating itself She thus actualizes the homosexual facet of motherhood, through which a woman is simultaneously closer to her instinctual memory, more open to her own psychosis, and consequently, more negatory of the social, symbolic bond.
Budge 1987: 169; an = "no," "not," "I am not," negatory marker; uh = "to be troubled"; cf.
The present article deals with misleading negatory prefixes of words that should be antonyms of the rest of their word but instead are in some sense synonyms.