pessimistic


pessimistic
01. I don't want to be [pessimistic], but, I think we have little chance of winning the game.
02. John's [pessimistic] appraisal of the project shouldn't keep us from giving it a try.
03. Some people believe that the Buddha's teachings are [pessimistic] because of the emphasis on suffering.
04. The simple enormity of cleaning up the world's environment is so great that it is hard not to become totally [pessimistic].
05. Her business partner is such a [pessimist] that he never wants to take any risks because he's always sure that whatever it is they do, it'll somehow fail.
06. Studies have shown that optimists generally live longer than [pessimists].
07. It has been medically proven that [pessimism] raises one's blood pressure.
08. The party's chances of winning this election are viewed somewhat [pessimistically], due to the public's general dislike for the leader.
09. There is a Russian proverb which states that a [pessimist] is a well-informed optimist.
10. A Finnish proverb notes that to an optimist every weed is a flower; to a [pessimist] every flower is a weed.
11. Helen Keller once noted that no [pessimist] ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
12. George Bernard Shaw once stated that a [pessimist] thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
13. Winston Churchill observed that a [pessimist] sees the difficulty in every opportunity, whereas an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
14. James Cabell once remarked that the optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the [pessimist] fears this is true.
15. Steve Wright once joked, "Borrow money from [pessimists]; they don't expect it back."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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