a person who expects the worst
Someone who given a choice of outcomes, believes the worst is more likely.
one who advocates the doctrine of pessimism; -- opposed to optimist
one who looks on the dark side of things
alt. of Pessimistic
Origin: [L. pessimus worst: cf. F. pessimiste.]
Pessimist is an American Death/Black Metal group.
The Roycroft Dictionary
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.
The numerical value of pessimist in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of pessimist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of pessimist in a Sentence
A pessimist is never disappointed.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
If a pessimist is always right, is he a realist?
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
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- pessimistaCatalan, Valencian
- Pessimist, PessimistinGerman
- pesimisto, pesimistinoEsperanto
- zwartdenker, pessimist, doemdenkerDutch
- pessimistNorwegian Nynorsk
- pesymistka, pesymistaPolish
- пессимистка, пессимистRussian
- badiman, hibadiman, jibadimanVolapük
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