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Meaning of pessimist

pes•si•mist

Pronunciation: (pes'u-mist), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who habitually sees or anticipates the worst or is disposed to be gloomy.
  2. an adherent of the doctrine of pessimism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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