Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or characterized by negativism.

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  • adjective passive-aggressive

Etymologies

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negative +‎ -istic

Examples

  • A pattern of negativistic, hostile, and defiant behavior lasting at least 6 months, during which four (or more) of the following are present:

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Quite a number of them are nefariously negativistic and narcissistic.

    Obama challenges reform detractors to explain themselves

  • A pattern of negativistic, hostile, and defiant behavior lasting at least 6 months, during which four or more of the following are present:

    ODD boy out

  • As a consequence of that failure, we still must deal with the forces -- which I regard as best understood in spiritual terms -- that expressed themselves through that Bushite regime, but are now finding outlets elsewhere, mostly through the increasingly mad, negativistic and (self -) destructive Republican Party, and through the damaged people who respond to such strife-loving, lie-ridden messages as come out of the mouths of the likes of Limbaugh and Cheney.

    Revisiting "Revisiting the 'Muddle Through Scenario'"

  • Three features—mutism, negativism, and stupor—occur together more frequently than by chance (14) and correspond to the clinical syndrome of negativistic stupor (i.e., akinetic mutism or coma vigil secondary to frontal lobe damage, third ventricle tumors, or lesions of the reticular activating system and caudal hypothalamus; 969).

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • The catatonic syndrome of negativistic stupor, characterized by mutism, negativism, stupor, and catalepsy, is also extremely responsive to ECT.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • In any event, as a historical note, the men in the tavern, being Gorean, and thus not being inhibited or confused by negativistic, antibiological traditions, quickly disarmed the women.

    Magicians of Gor

  • In any event, as a historical note, the men in the tavern, being Gorean, and thus not being inhibited or confused by negativistic, antibiological traditions, quickly disarmed the women.

    Magicians of Gor

  • "On an artificial world, conditioned to approve of negativistic ideologies, with determination and organization, and techniques of psychological manipulation, taking advantage of antibiological antecedents, they may be easily accomplished."

    Magicians of Gor

  • At that time she was malnourished, mute, and negativistic.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

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