Pessimistic synonyms

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(Obsolete) Dreadful; disastrous.
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Not cheerful; gloomy; dreary
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Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.
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Said of a person: inclined to worry.
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(Informal) Gloomy, discouraging, depressing, grim, etc.
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Morose or sullen
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Concerned only with one's own interests and disregarding accepted standards to achieve them: A cynical fool
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Characterized by a hatred or mistrustful scorn for humankind.
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(Elec.) Of, generating, or charged with negative electricity
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Of, or relating to defeatism
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Pensive; thoughtful.
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Suffering from psychological depression
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Slow-moving; sluggish
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Characterized by gloom
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Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased:
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Filled with despondency; dejected
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In low spirits; discouraged; dejected
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Characterized by or resulting from despair; hopeless:
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Causing or giving rise to distrust.
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Inclined to a discouraging view
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Believing in philosophic pessimism
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Of or relating to rationalism.
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Tending to face facts; practical rather than visionary
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(Philosophy) Of or relating to the philosophy of mechanism, especially tending to explain phenomena only by reference to physical or biological causes.
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Ominous.
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Marked by or given to doubt; questioning:
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Not giving performances; closed:
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Synonym Study

  • 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
Find another word for pessimistic. In this page you can discover 39 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pessimistic, like: dismal, bleak, hopeless, worrisome, downbeat, gloomy, cynical, misanthropic, negative, negativistic and defeatist.