overpessimism

pessimism

[pes-uh-miz-uhm]
noun
1.
the tendency to see, anticipate, or emphasize only bad or undesirable outcomes, results, conditions, problems, etc.: His pessimism about the future of our country depresses me.
2.
the doctrine that the existing world is the worst of all possible worlds, or that all things naturally tend to evil.
3.
the belief that the evil and pain in the world are not compensated for by goodness and happiness.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin pessim(us), suppletive superlative of malus bad + -ism; modeled on optimism

overpessimism, noun
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pessimism (ˈpɛsɪˌmɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the tendency to expect the worst and see the worst in all things
2.  the doctrine of the ultimate triumph of evil over good
3.  the doctrine that this world is corrupt and that man's sojourn in it is a preparation for some other existence
 
[C18: from Latin pessimus worst, from malus bad]
 
'pessimist
 
n
 
pessi'mistic
 
adj
 
pessi'mistical
 
adj
 
pessi'mistically
 
adv

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pessimism
1794 "worst condition possible," borrowed (by Coleridge) from Fr. pessimisme, formed (on model of Fr. optimisme) from L. pessimus "worst," originally "bottom-most," from PIE *ped-samo-, superl. of base *pes- "foot" (see foot). As a name given to the doctrines of Schopenhauer,
Hartmann, etc., that this is the worst possible world, or that everything tends toward evil, it is first recorded 1878, from Ger. pessimismus (Schopenhauer, 1819).
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