Definition of 'pessimism'
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This jarred with employers' pessimism about the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Businesses are planning to hire more staff in the coming year, despite their pessimism about the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was the time of maximum pessimism. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What would such a life of radical optimism and pessimism look like? Christianity Today (2000)The poll shows how economic pessimism has taken hold. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Talk about investing at a time of maximum pessimism. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These divergent trends have produced a record gap between personal optimism and public pessimism. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Have we reached that point of maximum pessimism again? Times, Sunday Times (2009)But we have yet to see that moment of maximum pessimism when values hit the floor. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The day veered between optimism and pessimism. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Early morning pessimism turns to optimism by tonight. The Sun (2015)Perhaps the evolutionary process has allowed both pessimism and optimism to survive because we need both sorts of people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is what makes men stoical with a fatalism that is so complete it allows for neither optimism nor pessimism. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At the moment there's neither optimism nor pessimism. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Whereas pessimism about the future may encourage people to live more carefully, taking health and safety precautions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are arguments in favour of either outcome, although there are more reasons for pessimism than optimism. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I try some pessimism against their optimism. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Retailers say the squeeze on incomes, rising unemployment and pessimism over the economic outlook are all hitting trade. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The index of economic confidence remained near record lows with more than two-thirds of companies reporting increased pessimism about the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His work was infused with a deep pessimism about his fellow creatures, whom he often portrayed as being unable to control their destiny. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And you hear that kind of pessimism about our economic future, our social problems, our political system. Times, Sunday Times (2011)While those inside government who endorsed Remain are attempting to calm business nerves, some are personally expressing stark pessimism. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The future: I wonder if there is undue pessimism about the future. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'pessimism'
British English: pessimism NOUN
Pessimism is the belief that bad things are going to happen.
...universal pessimism about the economy.
Definition of pessimism from the Collins English Dictionary
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