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pessimistic 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˌpesəˈmistik/,
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Tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen,
  1. Tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen
    • - he was pessimistic about the prospects

  1. expecting the worst possible outcome
  2. (pessimistically) with pessimism; in a pessimistic manner; "he evaluated his chances for survival rather pessimistically"
  3. (pessimism) the feeling that things will turn out badly
  4. (pessimism) a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things
  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. Marked by pessimism and little hopefulness; Always expecting the worst
  7. (pessimism) A general belief that bad things will happen; The doctrine that this world is the worst of all possible worlds
  8. (Pessimism) wisdom relative to optimism but cowardice relative to wisdom. /
  9. (pessimism) 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. ...
  10. (pessimism) 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.
  11. (pes·si·mism) (ps-mzm) n. 1. A tendency to stress the negative or unfavorable or to take the gloomiest possible view: "We have seen too much defeatism, too much pessimism, too much of a negative approach" Margo Jones. 2. ...