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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who expects the worst.

Usage examples (37)
  • "No," Naess corrected, "I am a short-term pessimist and a long-range optimist."
  • Before five minutes are up, the pessimist is screaming and wailing in his room.
  • He is often called a pessimist, for his "heavy sadness of disillusion"; but he is never bitter.
  • A pessimist is a person somewhat difficult to define. for more
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