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A tendency to see or anticipate the worst.
[L. pessimus, worst, irreg. superl. of malus, bad]
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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).
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