Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “pessimist”

pessimist

noun [C]     /ˈpesɪmɪst/
someone who feels that bad things are more likely to happen than good things: In the coming months pessimists will say that stocks are not a good buy. → Compare optimist
pessimistic adjective
(Definition of pessimist noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of pessimist

Definitions of “pessimist” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More