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1. pessimism

noun. ['ˈpɛsəˌmɪzəm'] the feeling that things will turn out badly.

Synonyms

  • cynicism

Antonyms

  • optimism
  • sociability

Etymology

  • pessimus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word pessimism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Talk with these employees to find out if there is something the company is doing to cause pessimism.

Quotes containing the word pessimism


1. Faith is a luxury for those who are able to ignore what the rest of us must see every day. Pessimism, distrust, and irony are the holy trinity of my religion, irony in particular.
- Brando Skyhorse, The Madonnas of Echo Park

2. Our experience of the governments of the world, our knowledge of the weapons at their disposal, and our awareness of our own limitations justify pessimism. But some mysterious factor deep in the human psyche has produced a countervailing conviction that educating, organizing, uniting, and acting will make a difference.
- David T. Dellinger

2. pessimism

noun. ['ˈpɛsəˌmɪzəm'] a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things.

Synonyms

  • disposition

Antonyms

  • hopefulness
  • unwillingness

Etymology

  • pessimus (Latin)
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