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adverb as in hopelessly

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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.

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.

“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.”

Experts and analysts in China and elsewhere share that pessimistic assessment.

From Fortune

It’s no surprise, then, that many Americans are pessimistic about whether the election will be free and fair.

"I betche Andy just wanted a lay-off, and took that way uh getting it," declared Happy Jack pessimistically.

When she had gone, Bibbs mooned pessimistically from shelf to shelf, his eye wandering among the titles of the books.

They correctly—and pessimistically—assumed that their coming was only rare.

Isn't this play going to end pessimistically after all, then?

Equally plain, I thought pessimistically, was the explanation.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pessimistically, such as: desperately, sadly, dispiritedly, cynically, darkly, and dejectedly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.