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pessimism

pes·si·mism

pessimism

 
 
pronunciation:
pe s mih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the belief that events will turn out badly; tendency to expect the worst. (Cf. optimism.)
Their pessimism kept them from believing that any progress could be made in the peace negotiations.
antonyms:
optimism
definition 2: the belief that good is outweighed by evil in the universe. (Cf. optimism.)
antonyms:
optimism
definition 3: the belief that this universe is the worst possible one. (Cf. optimism)
antonyms:
optimism
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