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- n. The characteristic of having a negative charge.
- n. The characteristic of being pessimistic or contrarian.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as negativeness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the character of the negative electric pole
- n. characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
- n. an amount less than zero
- n. (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
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But let me tell you, there's been a lot of what I call negativity going on over the last couple of months.
In the paper's Wednesday edition, the editorial board which endorsed Clinton's White House bid earlier this year says the New York senator's "negativity" is doing "harm to her, her opponent, her party and the 2008 election."
People talk themselves into believing that they don't have a problem or that their negativity is under control.
But the solution to negativity is also age-old and part of being human.
Just stating a few positive mantras does not transform a mindset that has indulged in negativity for 30 or 40 years.
But ultimately, I believe that living in negativity and fear is a choice.
I don't get where all this negativity is coming from.
That we have a tendency towards negativity is an understatement.
How any decent person can continue to support this GOP and its negativity is beyond comprehension.
But the great tendency of negativity is to return reinvigorated after a spell in the wilderness.