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ne guh ti vi zuhm

  • n  characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands

  • For many citizens weary of tumult, negativism may be enough.
  • Ever since Spiro Agnew lambasted the press in 1970 as "nattering nabobs of negativism," Republicans have reveled in attacking the national media for its so-called liberal bias.
  • Says Schlesinger: "Two things happen in periods of inactivity and negativism.

  • Pat Choate in Forbes
    The absence of clear front-runners, especially among Republicans, "is going to ultimately result in a great deal of negativism. People hate that," Choate said.
  • Spiro Agnew in Hartford Courant
    His vice president, Spiro Agnew complained that, "In the United States today we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism."
  • Pervez Musharraf in International Herald Tribune
    The military issued a statement quoting Musharraf as saying that "spreading despondency and negativism" would hurt the country.

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