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  • v. To think like a pessimist; to believe the worst.
  • v. To make (something) pessimal.
  • v. To make (something) less efficient, such as a computer program.
  • v. To become pessimal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To hold or advocate the doctrine of pessimism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hold or express the belief or doctrines of a pessimist.


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  • The only way to pessimize that is to use drones, remotely controlled from a central bunker somewhere in a fortified base.

    Sun Bloggers

  • Implicit mutations (such as the upgrading of an SV due to numification) typically results in a copy, so multithreaded access to immutable SVs could either pessimize the caching or just use a spinlock on upgrades.

    Planet Perl


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  • To take a negative view of; make the worst of; also, to act or speak in a pessimistic manner.

    May 12, 2008