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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pessimisticadjective

    gloomy, foreboding, hopeless

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  1. List of paraphrases for "pessimistic":

    gloomy, downbeat, sombre

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  1. Charles Grant:

    There are many reasons to be pessimistic about the campaign, the 'Out' campaign have jolly good arguments superficially... Big business is pathetic and cowardly.

  2. Takeshi Minami:

    Capital expenditure plans remain fairly strong, so I don't think we need to be too pessimistic about the economy.

  3. Jiang Chao:

    From today, I'm no longer pessimistic.

  4. John Johnston:

    I'm somewhat kind of pessimistic on China. I certainly don't see a crash imminent, but the economy is slower than I would've thought.

  5. Rick Hasen:

    I've generally been pessimistic, but I'm a bit more optimistic now that it got mentioned in the president's acceptance speech - at least that it will be a priority of the administration.

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