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Synonyms for pessimistic

Synonyms for pessimistic

marked by little hopefulness

Antonyms for pessimistic

expecting the worst possible outcome

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But, including in "action" that literary production in which the line of his own proper activity lay, he followed--followed often--that fastidious utterance to a cynical and pessimistic conclusion.
I had seldom seen Marlow so vehement, so pessimistic, so earnestly cynical before.
And I could see Charley Furuseth, as I had said good- bye to him that morning, lounging in a dressing-gown on the be- pillowed window couch and delivering himself of oracular and pessimistic epigrams.
It will be remembered that in Schopenhauer's ethics, pity is elevated to the highest place among the virtues, and very consistently too, seeing that the Weltanschauung is a pessimistic one.
She continued tirelessly, painting with pessimistic strokes the growing black future her husband was meditating for her, while the boy, fearful of some vague, incomprehensible catastrophe, began to weep silently, with a pendulous, trembling underlip.
He was rather a melancholy young man, with a long face not unlike a pessimistic horse.
His late Excellency, whom the august favour of his Imperial master had imposed as Ambassador upon several reluctant Ministers of Foreign Affairs, had enjoyed in his lifetime a fame for an owlish, pessimistic gullibility.
CYPRIOTS feel pessimistic when it comes to their future, the economy, unemployment and the EU, according to the latest results of the Europe-wide Eurobarometer.
For the fourth straight month at least three in five consumers (61%) say that they are pessimistic about economic prospects, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey that examines how gas prices affect consumer sentiment.
If we beat Hull then we're a quarter of the way to 40 points - call me pessimistic, but that's the way I'm going to keep looking at it until we're safe.
An increasing number of executives are pessimistic about the 2013 outlook for their credit unions because of more regulations, low interest rates and a weak economic recovery, according to a Web survey of 271 credit union leaders by Abound Resources, an Austin, Texas-based management consulting firm.
chief financial officers (CFO) are more pessimistic about their companies' prospects this quarter, a new survey has revealed.
For this study the researchers recruited a random sample of college men and women (N = 390) and examined whether a pessimistic explanatory style mediated the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and frequency of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in the past year.
SMALL businesses in Wales are considerably less pessimistic than they were at the end of last year, a new study revealed.
Against that, 43% are not very confident, 11% are pessimistic' and 6% are very pessimistic.