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pes·si·mis·tic

pessimistic

 
 
pronunciation:
pe s mI stihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: feeling in a negative way about things; expecting the worst to happen.
She is pessimistic about her chances for making the swim team.
antonyms:
optimistic, positive, sunny
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derivation: pessimistically (adv.)