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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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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"
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Translations
بصورَةٍ تَشاؤُمِيَّه
pesimisticky
borúlátóan
meî svartsÿni
pesimisticky
kötümserlikle

pessimistically

[ˌpesɪˈmɪstɪkəlɪ] ADVcon pesimismo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pessimistically

[ˌpɛsɪˈmɪstɪkəli] advavec pessimisme
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pessimistically

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pessimistically

[ˌpɛsɪˈmɪstɪklɪ] advpessimisticamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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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. To Felix, just then, life was flat, stale and unprofitable because it was his turn to go home with Sara Ray.
'Pessimistically we are thinking that this is likely to be Wednesday before the all clear is given.
Shares in Ocado closed 54.5p down at 1,170.5p as investors looked pessimistically towards its interim results announcement this morning.
And it will affect pessimistically when it is utilized for private and public consumption purposes, which do not bring any return.
Aristea Fotopoulou and Kate O'Riordan, for example, in their research paper pessimistically note that while comparisons and competition between users can be motivating, "the primary aim, as with other similar health-related businesses and cloud-based tracking devices, is the collection of personal data from the user".
Fong's quick analysis, which "pessimistically" assumes Instagram can convert 10% of an Etsy seller's Instagram followers, puts the impact to Etsy's volume at around 2%.
Very pessimistically, we hope and pray for this conflict not to erupt further, and for the peaceful and prosperous future of the both countries.
"I had been saying pessimistically that the Tories would cling on to office," he told me.
The mission went on to point out that the OHCHR saw the environment in the Kingdom pessimistically based on the fate of only the CNRP, ignoring the 20 other political parties competing in the poll.
One will argue pessimistically that our country has the resource to cater for the growing population, and that is correct.
If they don't see return on their investments, they might end up joining the business process outsourcing firms and make much more money,' he notes, pessimistically.