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Synonyms for pessimism
ˈpɛs əˌmɪz əmpes·simism

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  1. pessimismnoun


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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pessimismnoun

    the feeling that things will turn out badly


  2. pessimismnoun

    a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things


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  1. List of paraphrases for "pessimism":

    gloom, pessimist

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  1. Robert Parkes:

    We believe that market optimism on the mining sector is at a pretty low level on concerns regarding supply-side issues and the sustainability of Chinese growth. And that makes the sector sensitive to any good news coming through, we are overweight on the mining sector and believe that the pessimism is overdone especially in the current environment where the business cycle indicators are starting to point upwards. It's a cyclical sector and is exposed to a re-acceleration in the global economy.

  2. Editor John Defterios:

    So much of it is coming from the outside. Oil has driven down equities, but there is too much pessimism for the reality.

  3. Gary Bradshaw:

    There's been so much pessimism around energy.

  4. Emil Cioran:

    Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist --a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist --only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression.

  5. Steven Englander:

    The key driver is this immense pessimism in asset markets, unwillingness to hold anything but the safest assets.

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