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Pronunciation:  'neguti`vizum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  characterized by habitual skepticism and a tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands

NEGATIVISM is a 10 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: negativity
 Antonyms: positivism, positivity
 See Also: quality



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