pessimistic

[pes-uh-mis-tik]
adjective
pertaining to or characterized by pessimism; gloomy: a pessimistic outlook.

Origin:
1865–70; pessimist + -ic

pessimistically, adverb
nonpessimistic, adjective
nonpessimistically, adverb
overpessimistic, adjective
overpessimistically, adverb
unpessimistic, adjective
unpessimistically, adverb


despairing, hopeless. See cynical.
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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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pessimistic
1868, formed in English; see pessimism.
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Example sentences
With each passing day I grow more pessimistic about the likelihood of ever
  owning a flying car.
You start to develop a very cynical, pessimistic outlook.
Investors are generally pessimistic on makers of computer hard disk drives on
  fear that new technology will render them obsolete.
The captain decided to be pessimistic.
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