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pes·si·mism

(pes'i-mizm),
A tendency to see or anticipate the worst.
[L. pessimus, worst, irreg. superl. of malus, bad]

pessimism

[pes′imiz′əm]
Etymology: L, pessimus, worst
the inclination to anticipate the worst possible results from any action or situation or to emphasize unfavorable conditions, even when progress or gain might reasonably be expected. pessimist, n.

pessimism

(pes-i-mi-zim)
A frame of mind marked by loss of hope, confidence, or trust in a good outcome, even when such an outcome is likely. See: optimism

therapeutic pessimism

Nihilism (1).