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pessimism

noun [U]  /ˈpes·əˌmɪz·əm/ us  
the tendency to see the bad side of things or to expect the worst in any situation: There has been a mood of growing pessimism about the nation’s economy.
pessimist
noun [C]  /ˈpes·ə·mɪst/ us  
How come you’re such a pessimist?
Translations of “pessimism”
in Spanish pesimismo…
in French pessimisme…
in German der Pessimismus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲觀情緒, 悲觀主義…
in Russian пессимизм…
in Turkish kötümserlik, karamsarlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲观情绪, 悲观主义…
in Polish pesymizm…
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