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Pes"si*mist (?), n. [L. pessimus worst: cf. F. pessimiste.]

1. Metaph.

One who advocates the doctrine of pessimism; -- opposed to optimist.

2.

One who looks on the dark side of things.

 

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Pes"si*mist (?), Pes`si*mis"tic (?), a. Metaph.

Of or pertaining to pessimism; characterized by pessimism; gloomy; foreboding.

"Giving utterance to pessimistic doubt."

Encyc. Brit.

 

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