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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The paper's lead author told Ars that the paper's pessimistic view of Hollywood's beloved copy protection schemes almost got him fired.
The word most frequently attached to Ta-Nehisi Coates is probably pessimistic.
Some of it is the natural tendency of Democrats to be pessimistic.
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, which has a way with transgressive musicals, gives this pessimistic look at American youth its local premiere.
In an hour-long discussion with The Hartford Courant’s editorial board, Malloy was pessimistic about the chances of a final deal being reached by September 14, based on the lack of progress to date.
But experts are pessimistic that would be the case in the Bay Area, where demand far outstrips supply.
His pitching coach with the Houston Astros, Brent Strom, said Morton had a pessimistic streak and needed to build his confidence.
During a busy day in Parliament, Ivan Rogers, the man who quit May’s negotiating team over her strategy, outlined a pessimistic scenario for the December summit, saying that the outcome isn’t a foregone conclusion.
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Synonymsbearish, defeatist, despairing, downbeat, hopeless
Antonymshopeful, optimistic, Panglossian, Pollyanna, Pollyannaish (also Polyannish), rose-colored, rosy, upbeat
Related Wordscynical, fatalistic, nihilist, nihilistic; desperate, discouraging, disheartening, inauspicious, unlikely, unpromising; bleak, cheerless, comfortless, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, funereal, gloomy, morose, saturnine, sepulchral, somber (or sombre), sullen; grim; contrary, hostile, negative
Near Antonymsauspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, likely, promising, propitious; cheering, comforting, reassuring; favorable, good, positive; idealist, romantic, utopian, visionary; cheerful, cheery, chipper, sunny
Synonym Discussion of pessimistic
- cynical about politicians' motives
- a solitary and misanthropic artist
- pessimistic about the future
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