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pessimistic

[pes-uh-mis-tik] /ˌpɛs əˈmɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by pessimism or the tendency to expect only bad outcomes; gloomy; joyless; unhopeful:
His pessimistic outlook kept him from applying for jobs for which he was perfectly qualified.
Origin of pessimistic
1865-1870
1865-70; pessimist + -ic
Related forms
pessimistically, adverb
nonpessimistic, adjective
nonpessimistically, adverb
overpessimistic, adjective
overpessimistically, adverb
unpessimistic, adjective
unpessimistically, adverb
Synonyms
despairing, hopeless. See cynical.
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Word Origin and History for pessimistic
adj.

1866, from pessimist + -ic.

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