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pessimistnoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
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adjective
A pessimistic ​quarterlyinflationreport from the Bank of England was blamed for the ​fall of the ​sharefigures.
(Definition of pessimist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pessimist”
in Arabic مُتَشائم…
in Korean 비관론자, 염세주의자…
in Portuguese pessimista…
in Catalan pessimista…
in Japanese 悲観主義者, 悲観論者…
in Turkish kötümser/karamsar kimse…
in Russian пессимист…
in Italian pessimista…
in Polish pesymist-a/ka…
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