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synonyms for pessimist

  • cynic
  • worrier
  • complainer
  • defeatist
  • depreciator
  • downer
  • killjoy
  • misanthrope
  • sourpuss
  • worrywart
  • crepehanger
  • gloomy
  • party pooper
  • prophet of doom
  • wet blanket

antonyms for pessimist

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  • optimist
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How to use pessimist in a sentence

“Some of us are optimists, some of us are pessimists, and some of us are in the middle,” Swaffer says.
DEMENTIA CONTENT GETS BILLIONS OF VIEWS ON TIKTOK. WHOSE STORY DOES IT TELL?ABBY OHLHEISERFEBRUARY 16, 2022MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It takes several episodes for sitcom writers to nail the chemistry in an ensemble cast, and I want more for Jesse than acting as the pessimist to Zoey’s optimist.
HOW I MET YOUR FATHER AND THE INSUFFERABLE HISTORY OF THE LOVELORN SITCOM DUDEELIANA DOCKTERMANJANUARY 20, 2022TIME
There is tremendous inequality, polarization, populism, and I am not one of the pessimists about America.
IS THE U.S. REALLY LESS CORRUPT THAN CHINA? (EP. 481)STEPHEN J. DUBNERNOVEMBER 4, 2021FREAKONOMICS
Those who identify as optimists can be too quick to dismiss or downplay the problems of technology, while self-styled technology pessimists or progress skeptics can be too reluctant to believe in solutions.
WHY I’M A PROUD SOLUTIONISTJASON CRAWFORDJULY 13, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
We should be fundamentally neither optimists nor pessimists, but solutionists.
WHY I’M A PROUD SOLUTIONISTJASON CRAWFORDJULY 13, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
If a fervent desire to help Man, instead of wasting time in prayer to "God," is pessimism, I am a pessimist.
TYRANNY OF GODJOSEPH LEWIS
I ain't what they call a pessimist, but I thinks poorly of most things.
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY REVELSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
Clemens was forty-eight, and becoming more and more the philosopher; also, in logic at least, a good deal of a pessimist.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
He was no pessimist, croaking out doleful prophecies and lamentations and bitter criticisms.
WHEN THE HOLY GHOST IS COMES. L. BRENGLE
When the Semitic skin of Job is scratched, we find a modern pessimist beneath.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PESSIMIST

  • Cassandra
  • Chicken Little
  • pessimist
  • scaremonger
  • voice of doom
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