therapeutic pessimism


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ther·a·peu·tic pes·si·mism

a disbelief in the curative virtues of remedies in general and especially of drugs.
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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).
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