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pessimist

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1 one who emphasizes bad aspects or conditions and expects the worst
  • she's such a pessimist that she's convinced she'll fail every test

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2 a person who distrusts other people and believes that everything is done for selfish reasons
  • a true pessimist, he's convinced that there will be wars as long as there are people to wage them

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“Pessimist.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pessimist. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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