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pessimismnoun [U]

us   /ˈpes·əˌmɪz·əm/
the tendency to see the bad side of things or to expect the worst in any situation: There has been a mood of growing pessimism about the nation’s economy.
pessimist
noun [C] us   /ˈpes·ə·mɪst/
How come you’re such a pessimist?
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"pessimism" in British English

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pessimismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈpes.ɪ.mɪ.zəm/ us   /ˈpes.ə.mɪ.zəm/
pessimist
noun [C] uk   /ˈpes.ɪ.mɪst/ us   /ˈpes.ə.mɪst/
Don't be such a pessimist!
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pessimismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈpesɪmɪzəm/ us  
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.
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Translations of “pessimism”
in Vietnamese tính bi quan…
in Spanish pesimismo…
in Malaysian sikap pesimis…
in Thai การมองโลกในแง่ร้าย…
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 Indonesian pesimisme…
in Polish pesymizm…
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