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Pessimism – Believing that the worst will happen


(Pronounced pess-im-iz-um)

To remember the definition of the word pessimism, use the following mnemonic:

There are pests in the mist (pessimism) and I'm telling you, it's going to be bad!

There are pests in the mist (pessimism) and I'm telling you, it's going to be bad!


Examples of pessimism in a sentence

It is pessimism that says, "We are doomed."

Oriental pessimism, at least as understood by Europeans, is best exemplified in Buddhism, which finds in human life sorrow and pain.

Pessimism, depends upon the individual point of view.

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