Antonyms for negativistic

Grammar : Adj
Spell : neg-uh-ti-viz-uh m
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛg ə tɪˌvɪz əm

Definition of negativistic

Origin :
  • 1824, "the policy of opposition;" see negative + -ism. In a psychological sense, it is attested from 1892.
  • As in balky : adj uncooperative
Example sentences :
  • Disposing causes of negativistic phenomena are: the ambitendency by which every impulse is accompanied by its opposite.
  • Extract from : « Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology » by C. G. Jung
  • Very often the failure to swallow and anomalous habits of excretion seem to be negativistic in their nature.
  • Extract from : « Benign Stupors » by August Hoch
  • A final stage of resistance is reached when propaganda develops a negativistic defensive reaction.
  • Extract from : « Introduction to the Science of Sociology » by Robert E. Park
  • He was mute, negativistic, and assumed various uncomfortable and constrained attitudes.
  • Extract from : « Studies in Forensic Psychiatry » by Bernard Glueck

Synonyms for negativistic

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