Medical Dictionary


noun pes·si·mism \ˈpes-ə-ˌmiz-əm also ˈpez-\

Medical Definition of PESSIMISM

:  an inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome
pes·si·mis·tic \ˌpes-ə-ˈmis-tik also ˌpez-\ adjective


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