pessimist


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pessimist \Pes"si*mist\, n. [L. pessimus worst: cf. F.
   pessimiste.]
   1. (Metaph.) One who advocates the doctrine of pessimism; --
      opposed to optimist.
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   2. One who looks on the dark side of things.
      [1913 Webster] Pessimist
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pessimist \Pes"si*mist\, Pessimistic \Pes`si*mis"tic\, a.
   (Metaph.)
   Of or pertaining to pessimism; characterized by pessimism;
   gloomy; foreboding. "Giving utterance to pessimistic doubt."
   --Encyc. Brit.
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