adverb see pessimistic

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  • pessimistically — pessimism ► NOUN 1) lack of hope or confidence in the future. 2) Philosophy a belief that this world is as bad as it could be or that evil will ultimately prevail over good. DERIVATIVES pessimist noun pessimistic adjective pessimistically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • pessimistically — adverb with pessimism; in a pessimistic manner he evaluated his chances for survival rather pessimistically • Ant: ↑optimistically • Derived from adjective: ↑pessimistic …   Useful english dictionary

  • pessimistically — See pessimist. * * * …   Universalium

  • pessimistically — adverb In a pessimistic manner …   Wiktionary

  • pessimistically — pesɪ mɪstɪklɪ adv. in a pessimistic manner, in the manner of always expecting the worst, in the manner of seeing the negative side of situations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pessimistically — pes·si·mis·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • pessimistically — See: pessimistic …   English dictionary

  • pessimistic — pessimistically, adv. /pes euh mis tik/, adj. pertaining to or characterized by pessimism; gloomy: a pessimistic outlook. [1865 70; PESSIMIST + IC] Syn. despairing, hopeless. See cynical. * * * …   Universalium

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  • pessimistic — [[t]pe̱sɪmɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ about n Someone who is pessimistic thinks that bad things are going to happen. Not everyone is so pessimistic about the future... Hardy has often been criticised for an excessively pessimistic view of… …   English dictionary

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