pessimal/pes'im-l/ adj. [Latin-based antonym for `optimal'] Maximally bad. "This is a pessimal situation." Also `pessimize' vt. To make as bad as possible. These words are the obvious Latin-based antonyms for `optimal' and `optimize', but for some reason they do not appear in most English dictionaries, although `pessimize' is listed in the OED.
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|