negativism

noun neg·a·tiv·ism \ ˈne-gə-ti-ˌvi-zəm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of negativism

1 : an attitude of mind marked by skepticism especially about nearly everything affirmed by others
2 : a tendency to refuse to do, to do the opposite of, or to do something at variance with what is asked

negativist

play \ˈne-gə-ti-vist\ noun or adjective

negativistic

play \ˌne-gə-ti-ˈvi-stik\ adjective

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negativism

noun neg·a·tiv·ism \ ˈneg-ət-iv-ˌiz-əm \

medical Definition of negativism

1 : an attitude of mind marked by skepticism about nearly everything affirmed by others
2 : a tendency to refuse to do, to do the opposite of, or to do something at variance with what is asked

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