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pessimism 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈpesəˌmizəm/,
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A tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen; a lack of hope or confidence in the future,
  1. A tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen; a lack of hope or confidence in the future
    • - the dispute cast an air of deep pessimism over the future of the peace talks
  2. A belief that this world is as bad as it could be or that evil will ultimately prevail over good


  1. the feeling that things will turn out badly
  2. a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things
  3. (pessimist) a person who expects the worst
  4. (pessimistic) expecting the worst possible outcome
  5. Pessimism, from the Latin pessimus (worst), is a state of mind in which one perceives life negatively. (Goodness and value theory|Value judgments) may vary dramatically between individuals, even when judgments of fact are undisputed. ...
  6. A general belief that bad things will happen; The doctrine that this world is the worst of all possible worlds
  7. (pessimist) Someone who given a choice of outcomes, believes the worst is more likely
  8. (24. Pessimist) A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY .
  9. (Pessimist) 1) One who has been intimately acquainted with an Optimist. 2) The official vinegar-taster to Setebos.
  10. (Pessimist) Man who looks for a pink slip before the money in his pay envelope.
  11. (Pessimist) One who looks too much on the dark side of things.
  12. (Pessimist) n.: An optimist with experience.
  13. Belief that things generally happen for the worst {Lat. pessimus}; the opposite of optimism. Thus, for example, Schopenhauer was a pessimist who supposed that life is endless suffering. ...
  14. the belief that the good have no chance to succeed in the world, that only the evil will flourish. Here, shown as a mistaken view held by Dominique Francon.