[ neg-uh-ti-viz-uh m ]
/ ˈnɛg ə tɪˌvɪz əm /
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OTHER WORDS FROM negativismneg·a·tiv·ist, nounneg·a·tiv·is·tic, adjectivenon·neg·a·tiv·ism, nounnon·neg·a·tiv·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for negativist
/ (ˈnɛɡətɪvˌɪzəm) /
a tendency to be or a state of being unconstructively critical
any sceptical or derisive system of thought
psychiatry refusal to do what is expected or suggested or the tendency to do the opposite
Derived forms of negativismnegativist, noun, adjectivenegativistic, adjective
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Medical definitions for negativist
[ nĕg′ə-tĭ-vĭz′əm ]
A tendency to do the opposite of what one is requested to do, or to resist stubbornly for no apparent reason.
Other words from negativismneg′a•tiv•ist n.neg′a•tiv•is′tic adj.
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