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Meaning of NEGATIVISM

Pronunciation:  'neguti`vizum

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  characterized by habitual skepticism and a tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
 

NEGATIVISM is a 10 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: negativity
 
 Antonyms: positivism, positivity
 
 See Also: quality

 

 

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 Related Terms: abnegation, alienation, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism, blame-shifting, blockage, blocking, challenge, check, clogging, closing up, closure, combative reaction, compensation, complaint, constriction, counteraction, cramp, cynicism, decompensation, defeatism, defense mechanism, defiance, delay, demur, dereism, dereistic thinking, detainment, detention, dismalness, displacement, dispute, dissent, dissentience, dissociation, emotional insulation, escape, escape into fantasy, escape mechanism, escapism, fantasizing, fantasy, fixation, flight, foot-dragging, fractiousness, gloominess, gloomy outlook, hampering, hindering, hindrance, holdback, holdup, impediment, inhibition, interference, interruption, isolation, let, malism, nay, naysaying, negation, negative, negative attitude, negativeness, negativity, nihilism, nix, no, noncooperation, nuisance value, objection, obstinacy, obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, opposition, overcompensation, passive resistance, pessimism, projection, protest, psychotaxis, rationalization, reaction, rebuff, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recalcitration, refractoriness, reluctance, remonstrance, renitence, renitency, repellence, repellency, repression, repulse, repulsion, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, retreatism, revolt, setback, sociological adjustive reactions, squeeze, stand, stranglehold, stricture, sublimation, substitution, suppression, uncheerfulness, uncooperativeness, wishful thinking, wish-fulfillment fantasy, withdrawal, withstanding
 

 

 

 

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