Meaning of pessimism
Pronunciation: (pes'u-miz"um), [key]
- the tendency to see, anticipate, or emphasize only bad or undesirable outcomes, results, conditions, problems, etc.: His pessimism about the future of our country depresses me.
- the doctrine that the existing world is the worst of all possible worlds, or that all things naturally tend to evil.
- the belief that the evil and pain in the world are not compensated for by goodness and happiness.
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