Subject 2: "Negatory"
Subject 1: Is "Your argument that Spam is the best processed meat product is negatory to the statement released in October by the National Processed Meat Product Board," a correct usage of negatory?
Subject 2: Negatory. Negatory can be employed solely as a noun/ function word, indicating a negative response to the preceding clause. It cannot be used as an adjective in the manner of 'contradictory,' nor can it be an adverb except in one case:when it means 'not so' —used to express negation, dissent, denial, or refusal "Negatory, I am not doing it." The act or instance of refusing or denying by the use of the word negatory as in "That's a negatory" is permissible.