HyperDic: pessimistic

English > 1 sense of the word pessimistic:
ADJECTIVEallpessimisticexpecting the worst possible outcome
pessimistic > pronunciation
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English > pessimistic: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningExpecting the worst possible outcome.
NarrowerbearishExpecting prices to fall
demoralized, demoralised, discouraged, disheartenedmade less hopeful or enthusiastic
See alsohopelessWithout hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
negativeCharacterized by or displaying negation or denial / denial or opposition or resistance
OppositeoptimisticExpecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
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
Adverbspessimisticallywith pessimism / pessimism

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