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pessimism

noun [U] uk   /ˈpes.ɪ.mɪ.zəm/ us  
emphasizing or thinking of the bad part of a situation rather than the good part, or the feeling that bad things are more likely to happen than good things: There is now a mood of deepening pessimism about/over the economy. An underlying pessimism infuses all her novels.
Opposite
pessimist
noun [C] uk   /-mɪst/ us  
Don't be 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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