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.

Primary Meanings of negativity

1.
n
habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
2.
n
the character of the negative electric pole
3.
n
an amount less than zero
4.
n
(chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
Full Definitions of negativity
1

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

Synonyms:
negativeness, negativism
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

n the character of the negative electric pole

Synonyms:
negativeness
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

n an amount less than zero

Synonyms:
negativeness
Antonyms:
positiveness, positivity
an amount greater than zero
Type of:
amount
the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
4

n (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond

Synonyms:
electronegativity
Type of:
inclination, tendency
a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

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