What does pessimist mean?

Definitions for pessimist
ˈpɛs ə mɪstpes·simist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pessimist(noun)

    a person who expects the worst


  1. pessimist(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pessimist(noun)

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

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

  2. Pessimist(noun)

    one who looks on the dark side of things

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

  3. Pessimist(adj)

    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. Kahlil Gibran:

    The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

  2. 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.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.

  4. William Arthur Ward:

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

  5. George Will:

    The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.

Images & Illustrations of pessimist

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