GREdic.com
The Ultimate GRE Word List & Dictionary

flashcard mode: on | off

pessimism

audio pronunciation audio pronunciation
noun
  • tendency to be gloomy and believe that the worst will happen [Barron]
  • an inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome [Taisha]

More word meanings for pessimism
from leading online dictionaries:

Wiktionary:
pessimism @ wiktionary
WordNet:
pessimism @ wordnet.princeton.edu
Merriam-Webster Online:
pessimism @ M-W.com
MSN Encarta:
pessimism @ Encarta
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language:
pessimism @ AHD provided by Yahoo! Education
Answers.com:
pessimism @ Answers.com
Search for more definitions on Google:
Google define:pessimism
Search for more definitions on Yahoo!:
Yahoo! define:pessimism
Search for more definitions on Ask.com:
Ask.com dictionary: pessimism