Definition of Pessimists

1. Noun. (plural of pessimist) ¹



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Definition of Pessimists

1. pessimist [n] - See also: pessimist

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pessimists

peso ley
pesos
pessary cell
pessary corpuscle
pessima
pessimal
pessimally
pessimism
pessimisms
pessimist
pessimistic
pessimistical
pessimistically
pessimists (current term)
pessimize
pessimized
pessimizes
pessimizing
pessimum
pessimum(a)
pessimums
pessulus
pest
pest control
pester
pester power
pestered

Literary usage of Pessimists

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Studies in Theism by Borden Parker Bowne (1879)
"Yet such, if such there be, are the only proper pessimists. Others may fancy that God should have done more for them than he has, but these are egoists ..."

2. Pieces of Hate and Other Enthusiasms by Heywood Broun (1922)
"XXV THE YOUNG pessimists Bert Williams used to tell a story about a man on a ... Our young American pessimists see man at the moment he drops beside the ..."

3. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"His morbid or ' neurotic' constitution has a real affinity for latter-day pessimists. If they talk philosophy where he had to be content with scholastic ..."

4. Promise and Problems of E-Democracy: Challenges of Online Citizen Engagement by OECD Staff, Oecd (2003)
"Optimists and pessimists Norris (2001) and others note the views of pessimists who fear an escalation of existing inequalities and optimists who hold that ..."

5. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"... a term of derision invented by the pessimists for the par- pose of depreciating the artists associated with the performance of the late TW Robertson's ..."

6. The Lost Cause Regained by Edward Alfred Pollard (1868)
"... traditions—"The South Victorious"—The lesson of patience—pessimists in Congress— BF Butler and Thaddeus Stevens—Can the Constitution be recovered? ..."

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