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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands.

Usage examples (36)
  • The negativism is really, to use a word I've already used, frightening.
  • In this helpless condition the other factors which tend to develop what we have called negativism have full play.
  • Their knee jerk negativism is rampant.
  • In my cynicism and pessimism (and 'negativism') I have often wondered what would be better. for more
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