Etymology
Advertisement

negativism (n.)

1824, "the policy of opposition;" see negative (adj.) + -ism. Or, specifically, "the views of a negationist" (one who simply denies beliefs commonly held without asserting an opposite view). Related: Negativistic.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of negativism

negativism (n.)
characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands;
Synonyms: negativity / negativeness
From wordnet.princeton.edu