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pessimism

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a feeling or belief that bad things will happen in the future; a feeling or belief that what you hope for will not happen
  • She has expressed pessimism over the outcome of the trial.
  • Although the economy shows signs of improving, a sense of pessimism remains.
  • He expressed his pessimism about politics and politicians.

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The first known use of pessimism was in 1815

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“Pessimism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pessimism. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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