1. pertaining to or characterized by pessimism or the tendency to expect only bad outcomes; gloomy; joyless; unhopeful: His pessimistic outlook kept him from applying for jobs for which he was perfectly qualified.
"people can be pessimistic about things."
"people can be pessimistic about futures."
"people can be pessimistic about chances."
"people can be pessimistic about markets."
"places can be pessimistic of players."
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