from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The theory that the world is deteriorating or growing worse.


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  • Well I won't be getting any of my words from that Medical 'Dictionary'. Pronunciation wrong, meaning wrong. The pronunciation would be ˈpiːdʒərɪzm (or pē′jər-izm, to guess at their system): no English-speaker would put a full vowel in the unstressed second syllable. And it's not common-or-garden pessimism (L. pessim- "worst"), it's pejorism (L. pejor- "worse"), the belief that the world is getting worse.

    March 18, 2009

  • "Pronunciation: pē′j�?r-izm


    1. A pessimistic attitude."

    - Medical Dictionary Definition

    March 18, 2009