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adversaryism

[ ad-ver-ser-ee-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈæd vərˌsɛr iˌɪz əm /
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noun
an attitude, as in labor-management negotiations, that any opposition to demands indicates an unwillingness of one side to cooperate and bargain in good faith.
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