Low-grade insults meant to undermine the self-confidence of a woman so she might be more vulnerable to your advances. This is something no decent guy would do. They say that the assholes get the girls, but I can spot negging a mile away and I reject these fuckers straight off.
Everywhere there is an insecure pretty girl, there is some guy negging.
Negging can be so subtle, it's pratically undetectable.
I was wondering why that guy was complimenting me while putting me down. He was negging of course.
by MadamexXx March 2, 2009
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The act of insulting, deriding, or otherwise putting down of an individual or group by another in an attempt to shake, crack, and eventually crumble their inherent confidence and fortification of self.

Although commonly defined strictly as geared toward women by pickup artists, fuckbois and other douchebag types, the activity is universal in that it is implemented by and against people of all types, genders, etc and does not adhere to any one demographic.
Person 1: I don't get why people feel the need to put me down as soon as they look at me.

Person 2: They're Negging you. They probably see how you carry yourself and, based on internal insecurities that they refuse to acknowledge, arrive at the conclusion that you're too confident and need to be knocked down a peg.

Person 1: But I've never even met them before. And I'm not even as confident as I'd like to be.

Person 2: Doesn't matter if you are or not, you look it to them, that's what they perceive and hence that is what they are going to act on. Maybe stroke up a conversation with them and try to clear that up.
by 2kTriggerz December 14, 2020
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A negative compliment.

Negging is a tactic used by predatory pick-up artists to undermine a womans self confidence leaving her vulnerable to attack.
Note: This is a tactic only used by rapists. Real men do not intend to attack or harm women.

"Last night I was negging this girl to get her where I wanted her"
by Esselean February 27, 2018
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The practice of methodically killing other players in a massively multiplayer game, who have dramatically less power than oneself. A term originated in games in which players spawn with a negative bounty score, to deter such strategies. This term originated in the game, Sub Space, from Virgin Interactive. Rather than deter the practice, negative bounties only served to increase it, due to the novelty of a large negative score. Subsequently, negative bounties were eliminated. The practice if killing extremely low bounty players, as a strategy and pass time, continued with the same name.
Do you want to go flagging? No, I'm negging.
by leith_bartrich January 2, 2013
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Subconsciously, or consciously expressing only a negative perspective of a suggestion or idea.
Frags Oh Plenty: Quit negging so much.

Jeeves Bartholomew: Ok, i will stop negging so much because you have asked politely.

Frags Oh Plenty: I suppose the reason for the stopping of negging is irrelevant so much as to its stoppagering.
by Potato Teeth May 24, 2012
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A negative mood someone experiences, without being able to explain what made it occur.
Ben: "Craig, wtf's up brah?"
Craig: "I dunno, I think I'm just negging."
by Fleeboi March 23, 2009
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A way to say no or express your opposition to an idea or proposition
"Hey, shall we all walk in to the pub half naked?"
Response: "Neg Neg, I'm not feelin' that shit"
by Dagsy Parr August 20, 2007
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