miserabilism

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miserabilism

(ˈmɪzərəbɪlˌɪzəm; ˈmɪzrə-) or

miserablism

n
the quality of seeming to enjoy being depressed, or the type of gloomy music, art, etc, that evokes this

miserabilism

the philosophy of pessimism.
See also: Philosophy
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Her critics will say it shall take much more than photo-ops and trade missions to make up for the competitive disadvantage post-Brexit Britain will suffer but upbeat Brexiteers will portray such warnings as the moaning of miserabilists who lack confidence in their country.
Not one for the miserabilists, granted, but given the Spaniard considers Bon Jovi to be eminently cool, he'll doubtless be delighted to be hearing one of his favourites as he does a job he loves, being sung by people who love him.
HE miserabilists who upset Troyalist Anita Atkinson may not have thought they were doing her a favour.
His contrast between how we live today and how people lived just a few decades ago should, by all rights, be enough to perk up even the most miserable of miserabilists.
Like generations of sad adolescents I loved the Mancunian miserabilists with their songs of woe.
Before the tragic suicide of Ian Curtis in 1980, Sumner was the guitarist in legendary Manchester miserabilists Joy Division.
99 HHH On their third full-length, northern miserabilists Elbow display a more mature sound - a logical progression after the well-received Asleep in the Back and Cast of Thousands.
Don't mistake that starkness for depression, it's a vibrant and alive sound, full of a happiness that is not associated with two generations of Mancunian miserabilists from Ian Curtis to Morrissey.
We are longstanding members of the gang of gloom, hanging around on the street-corners of the global economy with fellow miserabilists France (just 6% think the economy is in fine fettle), Hungary (6%), Spain (5%), Italy (4%) and Portugal (3%).
Phish aren't MTV favourites, however, so when the TV channel organised this "Ultimate Mash-Up" it was southern Californian rap-metal miserabilists Linkin Park who got the call.
With influences ranging from Kraftwerk, Tom Waits and Nina Simone to Patsy Cline, Miles Davis and everybody's favourite Mormon miserabilists, Low, The Czars' mainman is clear about who he respects, and which artists he would like to record with in the future.
Those who urge caution may be decried as doom-mongers and professional miserabilists, but if spending habits are not tempered in the near future Britain will be the cash-strapped capital of Europe.