Definition of negativist in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See negativism

    • ‘There is a reservoir of support from Euro-pessimists, negativists, even.’
    • ‘‘I love this book: but the very thought of the young men and women this book has made pessimists and negativists makes me uneasy’, he wrote later.’
    • ‘Dalits would like the support to negativist thesis because it ultimately absolves their ideal from neglecting the real interests of his followers.’
    • ‘Muzaffar Iqbal called me a positivist, and I was happy to show this remark of his to my wife, who finds me too ‘negativist’ on a variety of issues.’