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pessimism

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈpesɪmɪzəm/
the belief that bad things will happen →  Opposite optimism Not hopeful
Translations of “pessimism”
in Vietnamese tính bi quan…
in Spanish pesimismo…
in Thai การมองโลกในแง่ร้าย…
in Malaysian sikap pesimis…
in French pessimisme…
in German der Pessimismus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲觀情緒, 悲觀主義…
in Indonesian pesimisme…
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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