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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pessimist mean? 

  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 


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A person who expects the worst

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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)


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

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