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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pessimisticadjective

    expecting the worst possible outcome

    rosy, sanguine, bullish, upbeat, starry-eyed, rose-colored, optimistic, pollyannaish, cheerful

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  1. pessimisticadjective

    gloomy, foreboding, hopeless

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  1. List of paraphrases for "pessimistic":

    gloomy, downbeat, sombre

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  1. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren:

    While I believe that gradual ... rate increases are absolutely appropriate, I do not see that the risks are so elevated, nor the outlook so pessimistic, as to justify the exceptionally shallow interest rate path currently reflected in financial futures markets.

  2. Tom Hayes:

    It’s very hard to get too pessimistic about downward revisions when you have three tailwinds at your back, namely the stimulus, the vaccinations and (declining coronavirus) cases, and earnings.

  3. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov:

    I consider the evaluation of Moody's not simply extremely negative, but based on extremely pessimistic forecasts that have no analogies today.

  4. United States:

    The pessimistic interpretation is that Kim Yo Jong is intent on making concession after concession in private to show Moon Jae-in that Moon Jae-in is the reasonable one, with the expectation that Donald Trump will ultimately be unable or unwilling to deliver.

  5. Brazilian Finance Minister Nelson Barbosa:

    The market perspectives are very pessimistic. Things can happen that will slow inflation to below what the market is expecting today.

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    A synonym for scanty
    • A. Spurious
    • B. Inaugurate
    • C. Dearth
    • D. Gumption

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