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pessimistic (adjective), more pessimistic, most pessimistic
1. Characteristic of someone whose views have or show a lack of hope for the future: The weather conditions involving the severe dust storms have resulted in pessimistic beliefs by the people who live there and that they will be miserable for some days.
2. A reference to, or characterizing a person's state of mind which is gloomy or disappointed: Sharon has a pessimistic outlook about her daughter's marriage.

His pessimistic expectations kept Frank from applying for jobs for which he was perfectly qualified.

3. Etymology: from Latin pessimus, "worst."
Pertaining to being gloomy or cynical.
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