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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pessimistically - with pessimism; in a pessimistic manner; "he evaluated his chances for survival rather pessimistically"
optimistically - with optimism; in an optimistic manner; "`We have a good chance of winning,' he exclaimed optimistically"
Translations
بصورَةٍ تَشاؤُمِيَّه
pesimisticky
borúlátóan
meî svartsÿni
pesimisticky
kötümserlikle

pessimistically

[ˌpesɪˈmɪstɪkəlɪ] ADVcon pesimismo

pessimistically

[ˌpɛsɪˈmɪstɪkəli] advavec pessimisme

pessimistically

pessimistically

[ˌpɛsɪˈmɪstɪklɪ] advpessimisticamente

pessimism

(ˈpesimizəm) noun
the state of mind of a person who always expects bad things to happen.
ˈpessimist noun
a person who thinks in this way. He is such a pessimist that he always expects the worst.
ˌpessiˈmistic adjective
ˌpessiˈmistically adverb
References in classic literature ?
Marilla pessimistically expected more trouble since Anne had again begun to go to school.
I don't suppose anything very wonderful will happen in them," said Felix pessimistically.
Thiruvadanthai, noting that investment is usually a good predictor of economic growth, pessimistically concludes that weak investment is a perfectly rational response to expectations of slow growth.
Pessimistically, given that the magnetic field needed for life on the planets' surface to survive these flares is many orders of magnitude higher than Earth's (which is only about 0.
This has pessimistically impacted the Islamic banking industry.
Every year, currently divided Coptic social movements pessimistically ask for a fair investigation with no hope of getting one.
again mutters my husband, and part of me pessimistically agrees.
You can look at tonight either optimistically or pessimistically - and for me the glass is half full.
Pessimistically speaking, we believe that the company will be a $300 million business [at year seven].
At fifty-five years of age and having been a professional economist for thirty years, I am pessimistically optimistic about our economic future.
After voting for subsequent failed legislation that would have expanded background checks on gun purchases and banned assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, he pessimistically observed, "Nobody believes that gun control by itself is going to end the horrors we have seen.
Using regression analysis to extrapolate, the authors pessimistically predict a bankruptcy rate of between 15 and 40 percent 25 years after retirement.