Definition of Pessimum

1. Adjective. Of an organism's environment; least favorable for survival.

Exact synonyms: Pessimal
Similar to: Worst



Definition of Pessimum

1. Noun. A worst or lowest point. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pessimum

1. a worst state, the opposite of optimum [n PESSIMA]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pessimum

pessary corpuscle
pessima
pessimal
pessimally
pessimism
pessimisms
pessimist
pessimistic
pessimistical
pessimistically
pessimists
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pessimized
pessimizes
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pessimum (current term)
pessimum(a)
pessimums
pessulus
pest
pest control
pester
pester power
pestered
pesterer
pesterers
pestering
pesteringly
pesterings

Literary usage of Pessimum

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

1. The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses by William Horatio Bates (1920)
"A letter, for instance, may be a pessimum when located at the end or at the beginning of a line or sentence, and not in other places. ..."

2. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources by James Wood (1899)
"Malum consilium consultor! pessimum—Bad actions are always regarded as reproaching the ... pessimum ..."

3. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1893)
"A further increase of rate beyond the pessimum may lead to a second optimum, ... The existence of a pessimum rate, as defined above, is interesting from a ..."

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