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The problem with "#ed" is that it appears to indicate the hashtag "ed". I'd never assume it meant hashtagged, and would try to interpret is as referring to editing, which is often abbreviated "ed." If you insist on using a hashtag to do it, the only unambiguous way is "#hashtagged".
There is not a single accepted, standard way to do things like this in English. Nor do I think there is a particularly good way to do this. #ed and #'ed both look OK to me, though neither is great. Hashtagged is probably your best choice.
Courtesy of @DanBron, here's what it says in Word Formation in English, with some translation: -ify This suffix attaches to three kinds of base word: 1. monosyllabic words 2. words stressed on the final syllable 3. words stressed on the next-to-last syllable that end in unstressed /i/ Neologisms usually do not show stress shift, but some ...
All the following suffixes have Latin/Greek origins. Actually it appears they have no specific negative connotations in their past usage and word formation. These suffixes are used with both to positive, neutral and negative words. -ist word-forming element meaning "one who does or makes," also used to indicate adherence to a certain doctrine or ...
Short answer: it's not the "istic", it's the underlying "ist", or ultimately ism. Let's examine your four examples: negativistic: "negativist" + ic: being like someone who has a tendency to be unconstructively critical simplistic: "simplist" + ic: being like someone who "studies simples", which are "herbs used in healing, medicine of one ...
-Spection comes from Latin specere: to look. It has no particular connotation of cognition per se. The Latin for "to think" is cogitare. Prospect means to look/see forward/ahead. The antonym, if there is one, is retrospect: to look back(wards). Perhaps you are looking for a synonym for delayed gratification?
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