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The synonyms of “Pessimistic” are: gloomy, negative, defeatist, downbeat, cynical, bleak, fatalistic, dark, black, despairing, despondent, depressed, dejected, demoralized, hopeless, melancholy, glum, lugubrious, suspicious, distrustful, doubting, alarmist
Pessimistic as an Adjective
Definitions of "Pessimistic" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “pessimistic” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Expecting the worst possible outcome.
- Tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.
Synonyms of "Pessimistic" as an adjective (22 Words)
|Creating needless worry or panic.
|Of the face made black especially as with suffused blood.
|(of the weather) cold and miserable.
A bleak midwinter s day.
|Believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
A cynical manipulation of public opinion.
|Of a person having dark skin hair or eyes.
|Demonstrating expectation or acceptance of failure.
We have a duty not to be so defeatist.
|Sad and depressed; dispirited.
Is dejected but trying to look cheerful.
|Having lost confidence or hope; disheartened.
A weak and demoralized president.
|(of a person) suffering from clinical depression.
She felt lonely and depressed.
|Arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope.
He gave a despairing little shrug.
|Without or almost without hope.
Despondent about his failure.
|Feeling or showing distrust of someone or something.
My experience in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally.
|Marked by or given to doubt.
People look at it through doubting eyes.
|Relaxed and understated.
The assessment of the UK s economic prospects is downbeat.
|Relating to or characteristic of the belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable.
He gives a fatalistic shrug at the bleak future.
|Filled with melancholy and despondency.
A gloomy corridor badly lit by oil lamps.
|Showing a brooding ill humor.
A glum hopeless shrug.
|Certain to fail.
In an agony of hopeless grief.
|Looking or sounding sad and dismal.
His face looked even more lugubrious than usual.
|Having a feeling of melancholy sad and pensive.
She felt a little melancholy.
|Having a negative charge.
|Having the belief or impression that someone is involved in an illegal or dishonest activity.
She gave him a suspicious look.
Usage Examples of "Pessimistic" as an adjective
- He was pessimistic about the prospects.
Associations of "Pessimistic" (30 Words)
|Self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink.
The patients are best advised to be totally abstinent from alcohol.
|Addicted to alcohol- Carl Van Doren.
Alcoholic liver disease.
|100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova.
Parking is banned around the harbour in summer.
|Forbidden by law.
|Providing no shelter or sustenance.
A bleak and barren moor.
|Goods that have been imported or exported illegally.
The salt trade and contraband in it were very active in the town.
|Intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude.
An act of defiance.
|Affected or marked by low spirits.
He stood in the street looking dejected.
|Filled with melancholy and despondency.
A depressed fracture of the skull.
|In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.
She grew more and more despondent.
|Refuse to declare valid.
He was offside and the goal was disallowed.
A disconsolate winter landscape.
|Lacking in resolution.
He must be feeling pretty discouraged.
|Refuse entry to a place or area.
I can see why phones were forbidden.
|Denoting or involving a transition between two quantum-mechanical states that does not conform to some selection rule, especially for electric dipole radiation.
A list of forbidden books.
|Dark or poorly lit, especially so as to appear depressing or frightening.
A dark gloomy day.
|(informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform.
Jess looked at him in mute hopeless appeal.
|Declare illegal; outlaw.
|Intercept and prevent the movement of (a prohibited commodity or person.
A papal interdict.
|The action of intercepting and preventing the movement of a prohibited commodity or person.
Drug interdiction operations.
|Formally forbid someone from doing something.
He is prohibited from becoming a director.
|Refusal to approve or assent to.
They argue that prohibition of drugs will always fail.
|A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.
|Tending to discourage (especially of prices.
|Forbid, especially by law.
Strikes remained proscribed in the armed forces.
|A decree that prohibits something.
The proscription of the party after the 1715 Rebellion.
|Place under a taboo.
Traditional societies taboo female handling of food during this period.
|Without official authorization.
An unauthorized strike.
|A rejection by right of veto.
Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store.