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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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In short, the negativist viewpoint holds that in the GCC region economic nationalism remains far more deeply entrenched and vibrant than the will to endorse, let alone implement, notions of supranational authority or shared sovereignty.
It is time we showed the negativists that we are not without fight.
People with low self esteem can have a pleasant physical appearance, but they may not see this, as they may be pessimists and negativists in regards to every detail.
Despite antipathy from "nasty, noisy negativists," this physicist/ lecturer has been seriously investigating UFOs since the Roswell, New Mexico incident of an alleged U.
Reform articulated this position before the 1995 Quebec referendum and the federal Liberals denounced them as negativists.
The aim to passively negate the would-be negativists leads to situations that we judge to be absurd.
This is a splendid plan and, if it was ultimately to embrace all races at the Festival, those who have put it forward should certainly not allow themselves to be deflected by negativists who point out that such a stricture would, in the past, have prevented participation by such undesirable ex- Flat types as-just to mention a few names at random-Sea Pigeon, Alverton and, er, Red Rum.
The negativists were waiting in the wings, though, to reemerge.
Individuals who suffer from a pervasive feeling of powerlessness are poor risk-takers and often chronic complainers and negativists.
I believe that when historians look back on this era, they will have to conclude that once again the American people confounded the critics, the skeptics, the doubters, the negativists.
More often than not, the negativists point to falling real wages as their smoking gun.
A key consideration: Should a CCP approach include negativists and Pollyannas, or just those in the neutral zone?