Origin of negativism
Related Words for negativisticunruly, averse, contrary, hesitant, immovable, indisposed, inflexible, intractable, loath, negative, obstinate, ornery, perverse, reluctant, stubborn, unbending, unmanageable, unpredictable, negativistic
Examples from the Web for negativistic
Historical Examples of negativistic
Disposing causes of negativistic phenomena are: the ambitendency by which every impulse is accompanied by its opposite.
Very often the failure to swallow and anomalous habits of excretion seem to be negativistic in their nature.Benign Stupors
A final stage of resistance is reached when propaganda develops a negativistic defensive reaction.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
He was mute, negativistic, and assumed various uncomfortable and constrained attitudes.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry
- 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
- A tendency to do the opposite of what one is requested to do, or to resist stubbornly for no apparent reason.