Definition of Pessimistically

1. Adverb. With pessimism; in a pessimistic manner. "He evaluated his chances for survival rather pessimistically"

Antonyms: Optimistically
Partainyms: Pessimistic



Definition of Pessimistically

1. Adverb. In a pessimistic manner. ¹

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Definition of Pessimistically

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pessimistically

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pessimistically (current term)
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pest control
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pester power

Literary usage of Pessimistically

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1. Information Engineering: Identification of Influential Technologies, Impact by Uday Phadke, Paul Ormerod, Christopher Coggill, Kaush Kotak (1997)
"pessimistically, and, because of the commercial interests involved, ... pessimistically, the lack of security will retard the introduction of the electronic ..."

2. Rousseau and Romanticism by Irving Babbitt (1919)
"The mechanistic view of nature, whether held pessimistically or optimistically, involving as it does factors that are infinite and therefore beyond ..."

3. Addresses Delivered Before the California Society of the Sons of the by Sons of the American Revolution California Society (1913)
"Yet should we look at the future altogether pessimistically, or pessimistically at all? No. Optimism is what we must believe in. ..."

4. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences Staff, Caroline K. McEuen (1980)
"... and to compare the spectra of their "outer parts" with his spectra of the giant outer planets.78 Slipher approached this assignment pessimistically. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Some pessimistically give their assent to the theory that a university teacher is simply an employee of the trustees, who is paid a fixed salary for ..."

6. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"... and the army men throughout the whole island! were then pessimistically saying that this warfare was not a matter of a year or two or three years, ..."

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