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Definition of Pessimism

Pessimism

  1. The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature is ordered for or tends to the worst, or that the world is wholly evil; -- opposed to optimism.
  2. A disposition to take the least hopeful view of things.

Pessimism Quotations

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
William James

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
Golda Meir

There's nothing particularly wrong with being more pessimistic than optimistic. Optimism is broad-based, non-detail-oriented thinking; pessimism is detail-oriented thinking.
David Rakoff

Pessimism is my default setting.
Miranda Hart

I believe passionately in preemptive pessimism, especially before a book comes out. I expect the worst both from reviewers and sales, and then, with any luck, I may be proved wrong.
Antony Beevor
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Pessimism Translations

pessimism in Dutch is pessimisme, zwaartillendheid
pessimism in French is pessimisme
pessimism in German is Pessismismus
pessimism in Spanish is pesimismo
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