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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.

“All he gets from Congress is negativism and carping,” says Dallek.

It is enough to make Agnewesque nattering nabobs of negativism proud.

Without it, the seeds of change and innovation will wither in a soil that is an arid mix of negativism and defeatism.

This is an admission that negativism is of the nature of resistance.

Negativism is a state of persistent compulsion to contrary response to suggestion.

The negativism and refusal to go to stool are the outcome of the nervous unrest, not its cause.

Fretfulness and negativism with all children whose management is at fault come in waves and cycles.

Thus the mother of the child in whom defæcation is inhibited by negativism may have made further observations.


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On this page you'll find 140 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to negativism, such as: chip on one's shoulder, cynicism, defeatism, dim view, discouragement, and expectation of the worst.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.