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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
Translations of “pessimism”
in Spanish pesimismo…
in French pessimisme…
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…
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