Pessimism is a belief that things are mostly bad.(noun)
An example of pessimism is seeing a glass as half empty instead of optimism when the glass is seen as half full.
See pessimism in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr pessimisme < L pessimus, worst, superl. of pejor, worse: see pejorative
See pessimism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French pessimisme (on the model of optimisme, optimism)
Origin: , from Latin pessimus, worst; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
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