Definition of negativistic in US English:

negativistic

adjective

  • See negativism

    • ‘Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a recurrent behavior pattern that lasts six or more months in a child or teenager of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior towards those in authority.’
    • ‘ODD is a recurrent pattern of negativistic interpersonal behavior characterized by disobedience and defiance toward benevolent authority figures.’
    • ‘ODD is defined as a recurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures.’
    • ‘When this occurs, it usually leads to negativistic expectancies for the future of the relationship.’
    • ‘It is perhaps the belief that psychology has emancipatory potential that distinguishes the approach of these critics from a purely negativistic one.’

Pronunciation

negativistic

/ˌneɡətivˈistik/