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Pessimistic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • expecting the worst in this worst of all possible worlds

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Pessimistic'

  • Pessimistic induction: In the philosophy of science, the pessimistic induction, also known as the pessimistic meta-induction, is an argument which seeks to rebut scientific realism

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'Pessimistic' example sentence in quotations

* There are no optimistic or pessimistic personalities. There are only single, individual choices for optimistic or pessimistic thoughts. - Steve Chandler

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Pessimistic Sample Sentences in News

  • Pope Francis calls Europe 'tired and pessimistic' during visit to European Parliament
    JC Finley STRASBOURG, France, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Pope Francis expressed disappointment Tuesday in a Europe that he says has become "a bit tired and pessimistic" and urged leaders to promote universal rights. Read more on this news related to 'Pessimistic'
  • More pessimistic Kansas revenue forecast expected
    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas' GOP-dominated Legislature will get new revenue projections that are expected to make the state's budget problems look worse and intensify discussions about ... Read more on this news related to 'Pessimistic'
  • 7 Reasons Why Americans Are More Pessimistic Than Ever
    Across the country preliminary exit poll data points to one unifying theme: American???s have a negative outlook on the direction the country is headed. Here are seven points that show just how pessimistic American???s have become: Read more on this news related to 'Pessimistic'

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