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PESSIMISTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pessimistic mean? 

PESSIMISTIC (adjective)
  The adjective PESSIMISTIC has 1 sense:

1. expecting the worst in this worst of all possible worlds

  Familiarity information: PESSIMISTIC used as an adjective is very rare.


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PESSIMISTIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Expecting the worst in this worst of all possible worlds

Similar:

bearish (expecting prices to fall)

demoralised; demoralized; discouraged; disheartened (made less hopeful or enthusiastic)

Also:

hopeless (without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success)

negative (characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features)

Antonym:

optimistic (expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds)


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