negativism


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negativism

1. any sceptical or derisive system of thought
2. Psychiatry refusal to do what is expected or suggested or the tendency to do the opposite

negativism

[′neg·əd·ə‚viz·əm]
(psychology)
Indifference, opposition, or resistance to suggestions, or persistent refusal to do as asked, without apparent or objective reasons.
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The staff is caring, competent, and compassionate, and even with the negativism surrounding nursing homes, we will continue providing quality care to our residents.
You can't get too caught up in the rhetoric of the nattering nabobs of negativism (thanks Spiro) coming from some of these guys when you know it is by no means a universal condition.
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