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PESSIMIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pessimist mean? 

PESSIMIST (noun)
  The noun PESSIMIST has 1 sense:

1. a person who expects the worst

  Familiarity information: PESSIMIST used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PESSIMIST (noun)


Sense 1pessimist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who expects the worst

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("pessimist" is a kind of...):

doubter; sceptic; skeptic (someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pessimist"):

defeatist; negativist (someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions)

Antonym:

optimist (a person disposed to take a favorable view of things)


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