The pessimism and presentism which marked that occasion caused a severing between historians and the reading masses.
Economists, a pessimistic lot by training and nature, are now rethinking their pessimism.
Spirits were high as blood-red farm equipment was on the march, crushing doubts and pessimism like so many misplaced forearms!
My pessimism leads me to fight harder, or try to understand how I can do it differently.
This pessimism may be the most realistic view of the climate crisis.
Want of love may also be a cause of pessimism; most pessimists have been lonely men.
He was acquainted with that more or less literary form of pessimism.
The real character of what is known as Byron's pessimism is better worth study than any real pessimism could ever be.
In other words, she may have married Mr. Jackson in a fit of pessimism.
Yet on one side he maintained that his own pessimism was more truly Christian than their optimism.
1794 "worst condition possible," borrowed (by Coleridge) from French pessimisme, formed (on model of French optimisme) from Latin pessimus "worst," originally "bottom-most," from PIE *ped-samo-, superlative of root *pes- "foot" (see foot (n.)). 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 1835, from German pessimismus (Schopenhauer, 1819). The attempt to make a verb of it as pessimize (1862) did not succeed.