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ˈpɛs ə mɪstpes·simist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pessimistnoun

    a person who expects the worst


  1. pessimistnoun

    Someone who given a choice of outcomes, believes the worst is more likely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pessimistnoun

    one who advocates the doctrine of pessimism; -- opposed to optimist

    Etymology: [L. pessimus worst: cf. F. pessimiste.]

  2. Pessimistnoun

    one who looks on the dark side of things

    Etymology: [L. pessimus worst: cf. F. pessimiste.]

  3. Pessimistadjective

    alt. of Pessimistic

    Etymology: [L. pessimus worst: cf. F. pessimiste.]


  1. Pessimist

    Pessimist is an American Death/Black Metal group.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. pessimist

    1. One who has been intimately acquainted with an Optimist. 2. The official vinegar-taster to Setebos.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    One who paints things blue. And sometimes red.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pessimist in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pessimist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pessimist in a Sentence

  1. Max Lerner:

    I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    According to different points of view. To the pessimist: Enemies are everywhere, waiting to ambush you. For the optimist: friends are everywhere, waiting to embrace you.

  3. Winston Churchill:

    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

  4. Mark Twain:

    There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

  5. Robert A. Heinlein:

    A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.

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