Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who accepts the metaphysical doctrine of pessimism, in either sense.
- n. One who exaggerates the evils of life or is disposed to see only its dark side; one who is given to melancholy or depressing views of life.
- Same as pessimistic.
- n. Someone who given a choice of outcomes, believes the worst is more likely.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Metaph.) One who advocates the doctrine of pessimism; -- opposed to
- n. One who looks on the dark side of things.
- adj. (Metaph.) Of or pertaining to pessimism; characterized by pessimism; gloomy; foreboding.
- n. a person who expects the worst
“In popular language the term pessimist is applied to persons who habitually take a melancholy view of life, to whom painful experiences appeal with great intensity, and who have little corresponding appreciation of pleasurable ones.”
“I think that a pessimist is a curse to any country, for after all, any fool can preach the gospel of”
“One petroleum engineer -- Michael Economides of the University of Houston -- calls peak oil predictions "the figments of the imaginations of born-again pessimist geologists.”
“Before five minutes are up, the pessimist is screaming and wailing in his room.”
“And, you know, as I said, as a long-term pessimist, I'm looking at this and thinking maybe this is a point where everybody is tired of all the death and killing.”
“Ms. O'TOOLE: Well, I have -- I-- I finally figured out that I'm a short-term pessimist and a long-term optimist.”
“A true Christian is a short term pessimist but a long term optimist.”
“I don't remember the name of the great Frenchman, but he was a man of perception who said that the optimist lives in the world, and the pessimist is only a spectator.”
“There is nothing for it except to be a “short-term pessimist” i.e. to keep out of politics, make a sort of oasis within which you and your friends can remain sane, and hope that somehow things will be better in a hundred years.”
“He is often called a pessimist, for his "heavy sadness of disillusion"; but he is never bitter.”
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