“All he gets from Congress is negativism and carping,” says Dallek.
Without it, the seeds of change and innovation will wither in a soil that is an arid mix of negativism and defeatism.
It is enough to make Agnewesque nattering nabobs of negativism proud.
negativism is a symptom which is common enough in certain mental disorders.
This is an admission that negativism is of the nature of resistance.
Once admit this, and the primary importance of ambivalency disappears so far as negativism is concerned.
The next of the cardinal symptoms to be considered is negativism.
With the exception of negativism, which appears only in the anamnesis, all the cardinal stupor symptoms are found in this history.
negativism is a state, he says, of perseverated muscular tension.
He is certainly wrong in denying "negativism" to his anergic type.
negativism neg·a·tiv·ism (něg'ə-tĭ-vĭz'əm)
A tendency to do the opposite of what one is requested to do, or to resist stubbornly for no apparent reason.