Definitions for "Electronegative"
Having the property of being attracted by an electro-positive body, or a tendency to pass to the positive pole in electrolysis, by the law that opposite electricities attract each other. Contrasted with neutral and electropositive
Negative; nonmetallic; acidic; -- opposed to positive, metallic, or basic.
carrying a negative electrical charge.
Referring to the property of electronegativity.The most electronegative element isfluorine, having an electronegativity of 4.0 on the Pauling scale.Non-metals are more electronegative than metals.