negative pregnant.A denial implying its affirmative opposite by seeming to deny only a qualification of the allegation and not the allegation itself. • An example is the statement, “I didn’t steal the money last Tuesday,” the implication being that the theft might have happened on another day. — Also termed negative pregnant with an affirmative. Cf. AFFIRMATIVE PREGNANT. [Cases: Pleading 126. C.J.S. Pleading § 191.]

[Blacks Law 8th]