- A general belief that bad things will happen.
- The doctrine that this world is the worst of all possible worlds.
general belief that bad things will happen
doctrine that this world is the worst of all possible worlds
- pessimism in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- pessimism in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- pessimism at OneLook Dictionary Search