Simple Definition of pessimistic
: having or showing a lack of hope for the future : expecting bad things to happen
Examples of pessimistic in a sentence
Most doctors were pessimistic that a cure could be found.
The film gives a very pessimistic view of human nature.
He has an extremely negative and pessimistic attitude.
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Synonym Discussion of pessimistic
PESSIMISTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of pessimistic for Students
1 : tending to think that bad things will happen
2 : having the belief that evil is more common than good
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