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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 ...

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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

  • 3 reasons to be both optimistic and pessimistic about Villanova basketball
    After one of the best regular seasons in team history, there is much to be both optimistic and pessimistic about this season's Wildcat team. Read more on this news related to 'Pessimistic'
  • Is Your Dog a Downer? Research Suggests Dogs Are Pessimistic, Optimistic
    University of Sydney research suggests that dogs may be naturally disposed towards pessimism or optimism. Dogs are people, too. Or, to be more specific, their outlooks may be closer to ours than we realized. Read more on this news related to 'Pessimistic'
  • Confidence in economy dropping, says survey
    Fewer Filipinos are optimistic that the country’s economy will improve in the coming months, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results showed. In the SWS nationwide survey conducted June 27-30 among 1,200 respondents, 26 percent were “optimistic that the general Philippine economy next year would get better,” while 24 percent were pessimistic, Read more on this news related to 'Pessimistic'

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