negativism(redirected from negativisms)
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Related to negativisms: proposed, ambitendency, at long last
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
Indifference, opposition, or resistance to suggestions, or persistent refusal to do as asked, without apparent or objective reasons.