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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.
Top state officials pessimistically confirmed that insecurity had further worsened in the state and effort to restore trust in the rural communities was becoming more difficult.
I was not surprised a few years later when my friend Leon Rubin, then artistic director of the Lyric Theatre, told me pessimistically that the dream of a secular democracy in Israel was doomed because of the influx of ultra-orthodox Eastern European Jews, especially from Russia.
Still, a slight majority of people in the world view the job market pessimistically.
Indeed, the authors finish quite pessimistically and are clear that restriction to workplace organizing and bargaining "does reflect a certain lack of imagination on behalf of unions.
Therefore, our people follow any contact and negotiation with the US pessimistically and sensitively and they believe that as long as the US doesn't show a humane behavior, it cannot be trusted," Jazayeri continued.
The RATHER pessimistically named hard Core Debt can finally cash in at Catterick.
00 HARD CORE THE rather pessimistically named Hard Core Debt can finally cash in at Catterick.
I have found pessimistically thinking the worst will happen is better than being hopelessly positive.
Read pessimistically, the images depict the waste of human culture choking down the natural world.
We'll get more of an assessment tomorrow but we're looking optimistically at three weeks but pessimistically at five so it will be somewhere in between.