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The second view is pessimistic and fearful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The pessimistic view is that they are preparing to pull money out of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this is to take the most pessimistic view and to advance the minimum case for action. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Such pessimistic notes have often quickly been followed by some fresh insight or intriguing argument. 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)He is pessimistic about the future. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Overall, are you hopeful or pessimistic about the future for religious freedom? Christianity Today (2000)Six weeks is the pessimistic view with Baines. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is a pessimistic view of the five-day game that cannot be brushed aside as scaremongering. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As long as the scandals keep coming, few will question his pessimistic view. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He accused champagne houses of harming the region's reputation through excessively pessimistic talk. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We're hopelessly pessimistic about life expectancy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I take a more pessimistic view. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)He laughs grimly when I ask whether he is optimistic or pessimistic about the future. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I personally take a pessimistic view about anybody's ability to fix anybody else much older than about four. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But I also know you have to find the positives in a situation and stop being so pessimistic with life. The Sun (2010)The pessimistic view is that the oil price increase has been caused by a real shortage, because of the growth in demand from China. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A vicious circle would establish itself, in which the condition of the patients and the pessimistic views of the nursing staff regarding their recovery became mutually reinforcing. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)It is possible that this will turn out to be the case, of course, just as the earlier more pessimistic views might have been right. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'pessimistic'
British English: pessimistic /ˈpɛsɪˌmɪstɪk/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is pessimistic thinks that bad things are going to happen.
People are now more pessimistic about the future.
- American English: pessimistic
- Arabic: مُتَشَائِمٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pessimista
- Chinese: 悲观的
- Croatian: pesimističan
- Czech: pesimistický
- Danish: pessimistisk
- Dutch: pessimistisch
- European Spanish: pesimista
- Finnish: pessimistinen
- French: pessimiste
- German: pessimistisch
- Greek: απαισιόδοξος
- Italian: pessimistico
- Japanese: 悲観的な
- Korean: 비관적인
- Norwegian: pessimistisk
- Polish: pesymistyczny
- European Portuguese: pessimista
- Romanian: pesimist
- Russian: пессимистический
- Spanish: pesimista
- Swedish: pessimistisk
- Thai: ที่มองโลกในแง่ร้าย
- Turkish: kötümser
- Ukrainian: песимістичний
- Vietnamese: bi quan
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