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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “pessimism”

pessimism

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈpes.ɪ.mɪ.zəm/
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
悲觀情緒;悲觀主義
There is now a mood of deepening pessimism about/over the economy.
對經濟的悲觀情緒越來越濃。
An underlying pessimism infuses all her novels.
她所有的小說中都暗含著一種悲觀主義情緒。
→ Opposite optimismNot hopeful
pessimist
 
 
/ˈpes.ɪ.mɪst/ noun [C]
Don't be such a pessimist!
別這麼悲觀!
Not hopeful
(Definition of pessimism from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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