- adj. Very gloomy or pessimistic.
This word comes from ‘Eeyore,’ a character created by ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ author A. A. Milne. ‘Eeyore’ is a gloomy and pessimistic donkey, and now refers to any excessively negative person. The name may be imitative of the sound a donkey makes.
“People may become more Tiggerish, or more Eeyorish, the more vehemently you present the opposing viewpoint.”
“A very ordinary Samsung,' he says with Eeyorish disappointment.”
“Chiles has come across as somewhat Eeyorish on screen, leaving Bleakley to play Tigger, compensating with a bounciness that can at times verge on shrill.”