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negativity

Negativity is a tendency to be downbeat, disagreeable, and skeptical. It's a pessimistic attitude that always expects the worst.

Negative outcomes are bad outcomes, like losing a game, getting a disease, suffering an injury, or getting something stolen. Negativity is an attitude that always expects such negative things to happen. "I bet it'll rain during our picnic!" and "No one could ever love me!" are examples of negativity. "The world is getting worse and worse!" is negativity. Someone full of negativity is hard to cheer up, and they always expect the worst. The opposite of negativity is positivity.

Definitions of negativity
  1. noun
    habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    synonyms: negativeness, negativism
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    Antonyms:
    positiveness, positivism, positivity
    a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
    type of:
    quality
    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
  2. noun
    the character of the negative electric pole
    synonyms: negativeness
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    Antonyms:
    positiveness, positivity
    the character of the positive electric pole
    type of:
    polarity, sign
    having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
  3. noun
    an amount less than zero
    synonyms: negativeness
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    Antonyms:
    positiveness, positivity
    an amount greater than zero
    type of:
    amount
    the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
  4. noun
    (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
    synonyms: electronegativity
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    type of:
    inclination, tendency
    a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
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