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Synonyms for pessimist



Synonyms for pessimist

a prophet of misfortune or disaster

Antonyms for pessimist

a person who expects the worst

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This last result suggests that when a person is being evaluated by a pessimist, they are already on a lower playing field than if they were being evaluated by an optimist.
Once asked if he was a pessimist, he responded: "I don't consider myself a pessimist at all.
A pessimist, on the other hand, would describe the failure as permanent, pervasive and personal.
The pessimist will live his life in a perpetual fog of gloom and shy away from such possible excitements as space travel, cosmetic surgery or voting Labour.
Also, to be an optimist is the sure way of good living; and, on the other hand, to be pessimist is as good as being dead, as one lives in a state of 'living hell', never at peace with self and others too.
Seeing a problem (like your cholesterol level) does not make you a pessimist, but rather a realist.
A father had two sons, one a pessimist and the other an optimist.
The pessimist finds fault; the optimist discovers a remedy.
He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, the eternal pessimist who refused to be impressed with anything.
NOTHING depresses the pessimist more than the sight of an optimist jinxing towards him wearing a smile - curved by the angels, polished by the saints and inspired by God himself.
By the pessimist prognosis of the Finance Ministry, the public external debt of Kyrgyzstan will reach 68% of GDP by the end of 2010, Deputy Finance Minister Samat Kalzhyev said.
When something turns out badly, it's just as the pessimist expected.
Indeed, according to Dienstag, for the pessimist time itself is the fundamental problem of human existence.
Is the cartoonist an optimist or a pessimist about the topic he is illustrating?
Her self-description was not entirely flattering: "a pessimist if I'm not careful, a feminist always, a Black, a quiet egoist, a former Baptist, and an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, and drive.