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pessimistic

adjective

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2 having or showing a deep distrust of human beings and their motives
  • pessimistic about the prospects for an economic revival in the area
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cynical, misanthropic, pessimistic mean deeply distrustful. cynical implies having a sneering disbelief in sincerity or integrity.
    • cynical about politicians' motives
misanthropic suggests a rooted distrust and dislike of human beings and their society.
    • a solitary and misanthropic artist
pessimistic implies having a gloomy, distrustful view of life.
    • pessimistic about the future


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