Definition of Negativist

1. Noun. Someone who refuses to do what is asked or does the opposite of what is asked.

Generic synonyms: Balker, Baulker, Noncompliant



2. Noun. Someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions.
Exact synonyms: Defeatist
Generic synonyms: Pessimist
Derivative terms: Defeat, Defeat, Defeatism, Negativism

Definition of Negativist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Negativist

negative transference
negative verb
negative verbs
negative zero
negatived
negatively
negatively bathmotropic
negatively charged
negatively dromotropic
negativeness
negativenesses
negatives
negativing
negativism
negativisms
negativist (current term)
negativistic
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negativities
negativity
negativization
negativizations
negativize
negativized
negativizes
negativizing
negaton
negatons
negator
negators

Literary usage of Negativist

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1. The Apocalyptic Politics of Richard Price and Joseph Priestley: A Study in by Jack Fruchtman (1983)
"At times, Price also subscribed to the more traditional, negativist view of destruction and upheaval. But like Priestley, he combined the two traditions, ..."

2. The Wayward Welfare State by Roger A. Freeman (1981)
"It is what Lance Liebman called "the negativist reaction to the Promethean fallacy . . . the new pessimism that exists concerning the human capacity to ..."

3. Essays on Freethinking and Plainspeaking by Leslie Stephen (1907)
"A Positivist, or a negativist, or a materialist may find some utterance for his emotions in the dialect of his sect; he may put together some kind of raft ..."

4. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"... Nagarjuna, who lived a little later than Ashvaghosha, possibly in the second century AD He represents the negativist or Nihilist school of ..."

5. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"... Nagarjuna, who lived a little later than Ashvaghosha, possibly in the second century AD He represents the negativist or Nihilist school of ..."

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