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pessimism

noun /ˈpesimizəm/
the state of mind of a person who always expects bad things to happen
pessimisme
a deep mood of pessimism.
pessimist noun a person who thinks in this way
pessimiste
He is such a pessimist that he always expects the worst.
pessimistic adjective
pessimiste
pessimistically adverb
avec pessimisme
Translations of “pessimism”
in Spanish pesimismo…
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…
(Definition of pessimism from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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