Examples of pessimism in a Sentence
Although the economy shows signs of improving, a sense of pessimism remains.
Recent Examples of pessimism from the Web
Many residents in the Bay Area Council survey expressed pessimism for the overall economic health of the Bay Area.
Reason for pessimism: Can the program get over the mental hurdle of falling short of its first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2013?
So what is behind the sudden outburst of pessimism about what would be the most spectacular diplomatic summit in decades?
Yoichi Shimada, who serves as the vice chairman of the National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea, admits that a sense of pessimism has descended on the families in recent weeks.
For the optimistic among us, his pessimism proved only that there was something worth protecting in those books—some product of hours, days, and years of labor that could not have been brought to life any other way.
Trump on Wednesday expressed pessimism that tensions between the U.S. and Iran would ease anytime soon.
Nordstrom has largely sidestepped investors’ pessimism however, with its shares gaining 13 percent in the last six months.
And Mutz’s own results showed that the factors most likely to lead to a Trump vote included pessimism about the economy and preferring Trump’s position on China to Clinton’s.
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Origin and Etymology of pessimism
PESSIMISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pessimism for English Language Learners
: a feeling or belief that bad things will happen in the future : a feeling or belief that what you hope for will not happen
PESSIMISM Defined for Kids
medical Definition of pessimism
pessimistic\ˌpes-ə-ˈmis-tik also ˌpez-\ adjective
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