What does Negative without Positive mean?
Well, it means that there are some negative words in English
that do not have a positive word as their opposite.
In English, the prefixes IN and UN plus a few others, are used to make certain words negative. The opposite of ‘comfortable’, for example, is ‘uncomfortable’. But some words that seem to be negative because of their prefix, actually do not have a positive form. For example, the opposite of ‘disdain’ is not ‘dain’– there is no such word. So this is a ‘negative without positive’.
Here is a list of some fairly common ‘negative without positive’ words.
If you want to really succeed with this language, be sure to look up these ‘negative without positive’ words in the Google Translation Tool (sidebar) or in a good dictionary.