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synonyms for pessimism

  • cynicism
  • despair
  • distrust
  • gloom
  • grief
  • hopelessness
  • melancholy
  • sadness
  • unhappiness
  • dejection
  • depression
  • despondency
  • dyspepsia
  • gloominess
  • glumness
  • dark side
  • dim view
  • expectation of worst
  • gloomy outlook
  • low spirits
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antonyms for pessimism

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  • cheer
  • confidence
  • faith
  • happiness
  • joy
  • joyfulness
  • trust
  • optimism
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How to use pessimism in a sentence

This pessimism persisted, thanks in part to the continual warnings by experts and many in government that terrorist networks were growing, along with the chances of another attack.
IT WASN’T HUBRIS THAT DROVE AMERICA INTO AFGHANISTAN. IT WAS FEAR.ROBERT KAGANAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Worldwide economic pessimism brought on by concerns over the delta variant is sending large amounts of capital to the sidelines.
HELD IN PLACE BY OPPOSING FORCES, MORTGAGE RATES TAKE A PAUSEKATHY ORTONJULY 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I honestly don’t know what to believe, but the tension builds in my mind every day as I try to survive pessimism.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IVYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 28, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
As I answered his questions, at times tinged with irony, anguish enveloped my head in a balloon of pessimism and nerves.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIIYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 21, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Economic historian Robert Gordon calls himself “the prophet of pessimism.”
WHY I’M A PROUD SOLUTIONISTJASON CRAWFORDJULY 13, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The comments are likely to add to the pessimism in both Moscow and Washington that the June 16 summit will lead to a breakthrough between the two countries.
PUTIN QUESTIONS U.S. PROSECUTION OF CAPITOL RIOTERS, SAYING MOB CARRIED ONLY ‘POLITICAL REQUESTS’ISABELLE KHURSHUDYANJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You could argue that it’s public investors who are suffering from irrational pessimism and that private-market investors have the right of it.
EDTECH STOCKS ARE GETTING HAMMERED BUT VCS KEEP WRITING CHECKSNATASHA MASCARENHASMAY 14, 2021TECHCRUNCH
Those who spoke to Quartz describe a “day after” feeling of worry and confusion, with increasing doubts about the feasibility of future field work in China and pessimism about the future of EU-China relations.
BEIJING’S EUROPEAN SANCTIONS ARE ALSO A BID TO CONTROL WHO TELLS THE CHINA STORYANNABELLE TIMSITMARCH 23, 2021QUARTZ
Science fiction can be terribly pessimistic, but that pessimism is unfounded.
HOW INTELLIGENT COULD LIFE BE WITHOUT NATURAL SELECTION? - ISSUE 98: MINDARIK KERSHENBAUMMARCH 17, 2021NAUTILUS
Skepticism, let alone pessimism, is almost the opposite of euphoria.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE WARY OF CLAIMS THAT THE STOCK MARKET IS IN A BUBBLEZACHARY KARABELLMARCH 8, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO PESSIMISM

  • bitterness
  • distrust
  • doubt
  • misanthropy
  • pessimism
  • sarcasm
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.