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synonyms for pessimistically

  • desperately
  • sadly
  • dispiritedly
  • cynically
  • darkly
  • dejectedly
  • desolately
  • despairingly
  • despondently
  • disconsolately
  • dismally
  • emptily
  • gloomily
  • spiritlessly

antonyms for pessimistically

MOST RELEVANT
  • confidently
  • expectantly
  • hopefully
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How to use pessimistically in a sentence

Layne told lawmakers that the state’s economy has begun slowing again as the virus worsens but that he was cautiously optimistic that tax revenue could be about $685 million above earlier, more pessimistic forecasts.
GOV. NORTHAM UNVEILS VIRGINIA BUDGET PLAN WITH BIG SPENDING ON CORONAVIRUS AS ECONOMY IMPROVESGREGORY S. SCHNEIDERDECEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Even after a group of senators on Tuesday unveiled a bipartisan proposal for coronavirus stimulus, experts are pessimistic that Congress will come to an agreement before the holiday break on how to help Americans.
ARE WE AT RISK OF A CHRISTMAS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN?AMBER PHILLIPSDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
“Before this one I was quite pessimistic regarding finding the sources,” Zhang says, “but with this one, I think this galactic FRB might be the clue.”
ASTRONOMERS HAVE TRACED MYSTERIOUS RADIO WAVES TO A SOURCE IN OUR OWN GALAXYCHARLIE WOODNOVEMBER 4, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Experts and analysts in China and elsewhere share that pessimistic assessment.
CHINA’S NEW FIVE-YEAR PLAN HAS AN AMBITIOUS AIM: TO BECOME A SELF-SUFFICIENT, GLOBAL TECH SUPERPOWERGRADY MCGREGOROCTOBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
It’s no surprise, then, that many Americans are pessimistic about whether the election will be free and fair.
REPUBLICANS ARE LESS CONFIDENT THAN DEMOCRATS THAT THE ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED FAIRLYGEOFFREY SKELLEY (GEOFFREY.SKELLEY@ABC.COM)OCTOBER 2, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
"I betche Andy just wanted a lay-off, and took that way uh getting it," declared Happy Jack pessimistically.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
When she had gone, Bibbs mooned pessimistically from shelf to shelf, his eye wandering among the titles of the books.
THE TURMOILBOOTH TARKINGTON
They correctly—and pessimistically—assumed that their coming was only rare.
THE FORGOTTEN PLANETMURRAY LEINSTER
Isn't this play going to end pessimistically after all, then?
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 108, FEBRUARY 9, 1895VARIOUS
Equally plain, I thought pessimistically, was the explanation.
THE FIREFLY OF FRANCEMARION POLK ANGELLOTTI
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PESSIMISTICALLY

  • cynically
  • darkly
  • dejectedly
  • desolately
  • despairingly
  • desperately
  • despondently
  • disconsolately
  • dismally
  • dispiritedly
  • emptily
  • gloomily
  • pessimistically
  • sadly
  • spiritlessly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.