negativism

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noun neg·a·tiv·ism \ˈne-gə-ti-ˌvi-zəm\

Definition of negativism

  1. 1 :  an attitude of mind marked by skepticism especially about nearly everything affirmed by others

  2. 2 :  a tendency to refuse to do, to do the opposite of, or to do something at variance with what is asked

negativist

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negativistic

play \ˌne-gə-ti-ˈvis-tik\ adjective

1824

First Known Use of negativism

1824


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negativism

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

Medical Definition of negativism

  1. 1:  an attitude of mind marked by skepticism about nearly everything affirmed by others

  2. 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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