Synonyms and Antonyms of pessimist
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 Synonyms defeatist Related Words Cassandra, Jeremiah; cynic, fatalist, nihilist; hardnose, pragmatist, realist; anti-utopian; knocker, naysayer; worrier, worrywart Near Antonyms Don Quixote, dreamer, fantast, idealist, idealizer, ideologue (also idealogue), romantic, romanticist, utopian, visionary; sentimentalist Antonyms optimist, Pollyanna
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 Synonyms misanthrope, naysayer, cynicRelated Words misandrist, misogynist; doubter, negativist, skeptic; belittler, critic, derider, detractor, scoffer; malcontent; defeatist, quitterNear Antonyms optimist, Pollyanna, positivist; idealist, sentimentalist
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