HyperDic: pessimist

English > 1 sense of the word pessimist:
NOUNperson pessimista person who expects the worst
pessimist > pronunciation
Soundspeh'sahmahst
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
English > pessimist: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who expects the worst.
Narrowerdefeatist, negativistsomeone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
Broaderskeptic, sceptic, doubtersomeone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
OppositeoptimistA person disposed to take a favorable view of things
Spanishpesimista
Catalanpessimista
Nounspessimisma general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things
pessimismthe feeling that things will turn out badly

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