Part of speech:
(Obsolete) Dreadful; disastrous.
Not cheerful; gloomy; dreary
(Informal) Gloomy, discouraging, depressing, grim, etc.
Morose or sullen
Concerned only with one's own interests and disregarding accepted standards to achieve them: A cynical fool
Characterized by a hatred or mistrustful scorn for humankind.
(Elec.) Of, generating, or charged with negative electricity
Suffering from psychological depression
Characterized by gloom
Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased:
Filled with despondency; dejected
In low spirits; discouraged; dejected
Characterized by or resulting from despair; hopeless:
Causing or giving rise to distrust.
Inclined to a discouraging view
Believing in philosophic pessimism
Tending to face facts; practical rather than visionary
(Philosophy) Of or relating to the philosophy of mechanism, especially tending to explain phenomena only by reference to physical or biological causes.
Marked by or given to doubt; questioning:
Not giving performances; closed:
- Misanthropic suggests a deep-seated hatred or distrust of people in general a misanthropic hermit
- Cynical implies a contemptuous disbelief in human goodness and sincerity cynical about recovering a lost watch
- Pessimistic implies an attitude, often habitual, of seeing the dark side of things or expecting the worst to happen pessimistic about the prospects for peace
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