Words at Play : Top 10 User-Submitted Words, Vol. 2

#9: Miserablism 

Definition:

a depiction of crime, social unrest, or depression

Example:

Despite this unusual sendoff, the ["Red Riding"] trilogy affords a fairly familiar immersion in contemporary British cinematic miserablism, where men and terror run wild, and beauty exists only in the cinematography and some of the performances. — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times, Feb. 5, 2010

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