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pes·si·mism

 (pĕs′ə-mĭz′əm)
n.
1. A tendency to stress the negative or unfavorable or to take the gloomiest possible view: "We have seen too much defeatism, too much pessimism, too much of a negative approach" (Margo Jones).
2. The doctrine or belief that this is the worst of all possible worlds and that all things ultimately tend toward evil.
3. The doctrine or belief that the evil in the world outweighs the good.

[French pessimisme (on the model of optimisme, optimism), from Latin pessimus, worst; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pes′si·mist n.
pes′si·mis′tic adj.
pes′si·mis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.pessimistic - expecting the worst possible outcome
hopeless - without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"
negative - characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"
optimistic - expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds; "in an optimistic mood"; "optimistic plans"; "took an optimistic view"

pessimistic

pessimistic

adjective
Marked by little hopefulness:
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pessimistic

[ˌpesɪˈmɪstɪk] ADJpesimista
he is pessimistic about the futurees pesimista en lo que al futuro se refiere

pessimistic

[ˌpɛsɪˈmɪstɪk] adj [forecast, view] → pessimiste; [person] → pessimiste
to be pessimistic about sth → être pessimiste sur qch
Not everyone is so pessimistic about the future → Tout le monde n'est pas si pessimiste sur l'avenir.

pessimistic

adjpessimistisch; I’m rather pessimistic about itda bin ich ziemlich pessimistisch, da sehe ich ziemlich schwarz (inf); I’m pessimistic about our chances of successich bin pessimistisch, was unsere Erfolgschancen angeht, ich sehe schwarz für unsere Erfolgschancen (inf)

pessimistic

[ˌpɛsɪˈmɪstɪk] adj (attitude, forecast) → pessimistico/a; (person) → pessimista

pessimistic

مُتَشَائِمٌ pesimistický pessimistisk pessimistisch απαισιόδοξος pesimista pessimistinen pessimiste pesimističan pessimistico 悲観的な 비관적인 pessimistisch pessimistisk pesymistyczny pessimista пессимистический pessimistisk ที่มองโลกในแง่ร้าย kötümser bi quan 悲观的

pessimistic

a. pesimista.

pessimistic

adj pesimista
References in classic literature ?
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After half an hour of such depressing conversation, they had their minds quite made up that they had been saved at the brink of a precipice; but then Szedvilas went away, and Jonas, who was a sharp little man, reminded them that the delicatessen business was a failure, according to its proprietor, and that this might account for his pessimistic views.
Mrs MacNab, therefore (being of a pessimistic turn), is quite sure it is something dreadful, and probably connected with dynamite.
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Ambrose was now inclined to be definitely pessimistic.
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The older ape, pessimistic by nature, recognized no such thing as humor.
We hate each other," retorted the pessimistic Number Twelve.
They had just returned to their boat when Daylight landed his flour, and their report was pessimistic.
He looks upon life and all its affairs with the jaundiced eye of a pessimistic German philosopher.
But Johnson's moral and religious earnestness is essentially admirable, the more so because his deliberate view of the world was thoroughly pessimistic.
After the fashion of woman directly she is not perfectly warm and perfectly comfortable, I began to consider the uncertainty of human life, and to shake my head in gloomy approval as lugubrious lines of pessimistic poetry suggested themselves to my mind.