What does the word pessimism mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pessimistic.

Usage examples for pessimism

  1. He seemed to regret nothing, not even the death of his elder son, nor his estrangement from Vickers, and he had little of the old man's pessimism. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. His savage pessimism is not useless, it is not a mere scorn of humanity and a sneer at its weaknesses. – Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France by Edmund Gosse
  3. Philosophy has so demonstrated this truth, that he who now strives eagerly to attain a moral point of view in harmony with established principles can no longer repeat that note of pessimism, can no longer assert that the world is nature, or that it is the eternal idea from which nature is derived and by which it is made intelligible. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile