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pessimisticadjective

uk   /ˌpes.ɪˈmɪs.tɪk/  us   /ˌpes.əˈmɪs.tɪk/
pessimistically
adverb uk   /ˌpes.ɪˈmɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌpes.əˈmɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/
(Definition of pessimistic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pessimistic”
in Arabic مُتَشائم…
in Korean 비관론적인…
in Portuguese pessimista…
in Catalan pessimista…
in Japanese 悲観的な, 厭(えん)世的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲观的…
in Turkish kötümser, karamsar…
in Russian пессимистический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲觀的…
in Italian pessimista…
in Polish pesymistyczny…
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