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pessimism

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From German Pessimismus < Latin pessimus (worst), superlative of malus (bad); coined by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in 1819.

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pessimism (usually uncountable, plural pessimisms)

  1. A general belief that bad things will happen.
  2. The doctrine that this world is the worst of all possible worlds.

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pessimism c

  1. pessimism; a general belief that bad things will happen

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