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See definition of negativism on Dictionary.com
  • as innegative attitude
  • as inopposition
  • as inpolarity

synonyms for negativism

  • chip on one's shoulder
  • cynicism
  • defeatism
  • dim view
  • discouragement
  • expectation of the worst
  • gloomy outlook
  • hopelessness
  • lack of confidence
  • low spirits
  • negative thinking
  • pessimism
See also synonyms for: negativistic
  • action
  • hostility
  • resistance
  • struggle
  • antinomy
  • antithesis
  • aversion
  • brush
  • clash
  • combat
  • competition
  • con
  • conflict
  • contention
  • contest
  • contradistinction
  • contrariety
  • counteraction
  • counterattack
  • defense
  • defiance
  • disapproval
  • duel
  • encounter
  • engagement
  • fray
  • grapple
  • prevention
  • repugnance
  • repulsion
  • rivalry
  • skirmish
  • strife
  • unfriendliness
  • violation
  • war
  • warfare
  • civil disobedience
  • confronting
  • contraposition
  • obstructiveness
  • opposure
  • oppugnancy
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How to use negativism in a sentence

So we are stuck with him and must recognize even with all his hypocrisy and negativism toward Democratic policy he is better than a Republican.
MANCHIN: AN EGOMANIAC AND HYPOCRITE WE NEEDPETER ROSENSTEINAPRIL 13, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
This is an admission that negativism is of the nature of resistance.
COLLECTED PAPERS ON ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGYC. G. JUNG
Negativism is a state of persistent compulsion to contrary response to suggestion.
APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY FOR NURSESMARY F. PORTER
The negativism and refusal to go to stool are the outcome of the nervous unrest, not its cause.
THE NERVOUS CHILDHECTOR CHARLES CAMERON
Fretfulness and negativism with all children whose management is at fault come in waves and cycles.
THE NERVOUS CHILDHECTOR CHARLES CAMERON
Thus the mother of the child in whom defæcation is inhibited by negativism may have made further observations.
THE NERVOUS CHILDHECTOR CHARLES CAMERON
In this helpless condition the other factors which tend to develop what we have called negativism have full play.
THE NERVOUS CHILDHECTOR CHARLES CAMERON
The next of the cardinal symptoms to be considered is negativism.
BENIGN STUPORSAUGUST HOCH
The latter seems to indicate some connection between her negativism and death.
BENIGN STUPORSAUGUST HOCH
Negativism is a state, he says, of perseverated muscular tension.
BENIGN STUPORSAUGUST HOCH
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WORDS RELATED TO NEGATIVISM

  • chip on one's shoulder
  • cynicism
  • defeatism
  • dim view
  • discouragement
  • expectation of the worst
  • gloomy outlook
  • hopelessness
  • lack of confidence
  • low spirits
  • negative thinking
  • negativism
  • pessimism
  • adversity
  • antagonism
  • deprecation
  • disapproval
  • distrust
  • dubiousness
  • hesitation
  • hostility
  • leeriness
  • negativism
  • reluctance
  • suspicion
  • uncertainty
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.