What does pessimistic mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pessimistic(adj)

    expecting the worst possible outcome


  1. pessimistic(Adjective)

    Marked by pessimism and little hopefulness.

  2. pessimistic(Adjective)

    Always expecting the worst.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pessimistic(adj)

    of or pertaining to pessimism; characterized by pessimism; gloomy; foreboding

Editors Contribution

  1. pessimistic

    expecting the worst

    He doesn't love life, he is pessimestic


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pessimistic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pessimistic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fettig:

    We're less pessimistic about Europe, but I wouldn't say we're optimistic yet.

  2. Carl R. Rogers:

    When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.

  3. Steve Chandler:

    There are no optimistic or pessimistic personalities. There are only single, individual choices for optimistic or pessimistic thoughts.

  4. Albert Schweitzer:

    To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.

  5. Albert Camus:

    If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.

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