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negative most-significant-otherPsychology The most-significant-other–eg, spouse, parent, child who has a negative influence on a person through a deprecating attitude, negative comments, and general kvetching; a person's link to a NMSO is often a relationship 'required' by blood, marital affiliation, or employment. See Most-significant-other. Cf Positive most-significant-other.
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