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Turkish translation of “pessimistic”


adjective     /ˌpesɪˈmɪstɪk/
B2 always believing that bad things will happen
kötümser, karamsar
He was feeling pessimistic about the future. → Opposite optimisticNot hopeful
(Definition of pessimistic adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)

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