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

  2. Pessimist(noun)

    one who looks on the dark side of things

  3. Pessimist(adj)

    alt. of Pessimistic

  4. Origin: [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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How to say pessimist in sign language?

  1. pessimist


  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. Jack Cleary:

    A pessimist is never disappointed.

  2. Mark Twain:

    There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

  3. Unknown:

    If a pessimist is always right, is he a realist?

  4. Max Lerner:

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

  5. Jewish Proverb:

    A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.

Images & Illustrations of pessimist

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