pessimism

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(pes′ĭ-mĭ-zĭm )

[L. pessimus, worst + -ism]
A frame of mind marked by loss of hope, confidence, or trust in a good outcome, even when such an outcome is likely.
pessimistic (pes″ĭ-mis′tik), adj.
SEE: optimism

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