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pessimistic

adjective uk   /ˌpes.ɪˈmɪs.tɪk/ us  
B2 thinking that bad things are more likely to happen or emphasizing the bad part of a situation: The tone of the meeting was very pessimistic. The doctors are pessimistic (= not hopeful) about his chances of recovery.Not hopeful
pessimistically
adverb uk   /-tɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Not hopeful
(Definition of pessimistic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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