negativism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n negativism characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n negativism The stand-point assumed, or the views held, by a negationist.
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Usage

In literature:

Negativism seems much less prominent than in the deep stupors.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
Then she negatived the idea.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
His request was negatived.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
Unfortunately these salutory results were negatived some six months later by an event that took place in Downey's bar.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
One proposed to give the patient water, which was promptly negatived.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Luckily for my own conscience, the gear I had wanted was negatived by Mr. Newall.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This they proceeded to do, negativing absolutely my desire to accompany them.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Alison negatived this instantly.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
It was heavy and I jumped to aid him, but he negatived me with a short, sharp twist of his head.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
A motion to inquire into the sanitary condition of the journeymen bakers was negatived, 90 to 44.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
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In news:

Cloud of negativism contributes to teen suicide.
Nattering nabobs of negativism .
In this topsy-turvy world of negativism one need go no further than the ladies of the community to find that fresh air bit of positive acts that makes everything worthwhile.
The secret is to avoid the red flags of negativism.
Rancor, negativism — I'm getting sick of the political process.
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In science:

Landau, ¨Uber die Klassenzahl der bin¨aren quadratischen Formen von negativer Discriminante, Math.
Pre-modular categories of rank 3
Intervals with flaring w ere retained because the flaring strengths were not strong enough to have significant negativ e effects on our analyses.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Schultz, “Composite medium with simultaneously negativ e permeability and permittivity,” Phys.
Modeling and Analysis of Composite Antenna Superstrates Consisting on Grids of Loaded Wires
Friedrich, Der erste eigenwert des Dirac-operators einer kompakten, Riemannschen Mannigfaltigkeit nicht negativer skalarkrummmung, Math.
Eigenvalue estimates for Dirac operator with the generalized APS boundary condition
Wunderlich: “Zur Differencengeometrie der Fl¨achen konstanter negativer Kr¨ummung”, Sitzungsber.
Pseudospherical surfaces on time scales
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