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1. pessimistic

adjective. ['ˌpɛsəˈmɪstɪk'] expecting the worst possible outcome.

Synonyms

  • demoralised
  • negative
  • discouraged
  • bearish
  • disheartened
  • hopeless

Antonyms

  • optimistic
  • positive
  • hopeful
  • supportive

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Words that Rhyme with Pessimistic

  • sensationalistic
  • individualistic
  • uncharacteristic
  • propagandistic
  • expressionistic
  • primitivistic
  • oligopolistic
  • materialistic
  • impressionistic
  • imperialistic
  • relativistic
  • paternalistic
  • monopolistic
  • deterministic
  • characteristic
  • capitalistic
  • antiballistic
  • antagonistic
  • anachronistic
  • stalinistic
  • ritualistic
  • pugilistic
  • polytheistic
  • pluralistic
  • opportunistic
  • naturalistic
  • nationalistic
  • narcissistic
  • militaristic
  • humanistic

Example sentences of the word pessimistic


1. Adjective
Not to be too pessimistic but these are the realities of the legal system sometimes.

Quotes containing the word pessimistic


1. This is the best night of my life,"Raffy says, crying."Raffy, half our House has burnt down,"I say wearily. "We don't have a kitchen.""Why do you always have to be so pessimistic?"she asks. "We can double up in our rooms and have a barbecue every night like the Cadets."Silently I vow to keep Raffy around for the rest of my life.
- Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

2. Personally I am very pessimistic. But when, for instance, one of my staff has a baby you can't help but bless them for a good future. Because I can't tell that child, 'Oh, you shouldn't have come into this life.' And yet I know the world is heading in a bad direction. So with those conflicting thoughts in mind, I think about what kind of films I should be making.
- Hayao Miyazaki

3. When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: if you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren't pessimistic, you don't understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren't optimistic, you haven't got a pulse.
- Martin Keogh, Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World

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