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pessimism

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈpesɪmɪzəm/
the feeling that bad things are more likely to happen than good things: pessimism about/over sth Pessimism about the economy dragged share prices below predictions. business/market/investor pessimism growing/increasing/widespread pessimisma mood/sense of pessimism US stock markets plunged yesterday amidst a growing mood of pessimism on Wall Street. → Compare optimism
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