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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

  • S&P Is `Less Pessimistic' on Russia Than Central Bank
    Standard & Poor's is "considerably less pessimistic" on Russia's growth outlook for this year and next than the forecasts from the government and central bank, according to Moritz Kraemer, S&P's head of sovereign ratings. Read more on this news related to 'Pessimistic'
  • Candian Economic Pessimism Rises to Highest Since 2011 on Oil
    Canadians grew the most pessimistic about the prospects for the economy in more than three years as the impact of plunging oil prices raises questions about the pace of growth and the real estate market. Read more on this news related to 'Pessimistic'
  • Iraqi PM al-Abadi “pessimistic” about Syria
    In a discussion with Charlie Rose at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that he is pessimistic about the conflict in Syria, and that his country has paid a heavy price for the war due to the rise of ISIS. Senior Producer, Lulu Chiang; Digital Journalist Gilad Thaler. Read more on this news related to 'Pessimistic'

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