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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pes·si·mism /ˈpɛsəˌmɪzəm ||ˈpɛzə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pes·si·mism /ˈpɛsəˌmɪzəm , ˈpɛz-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pes·si·mism n.
 1. Metaph. The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature is ordered for or tends to the worst, or that the world is wholly evil; -- opposed to optimism.
 2. A disposition to take the least hopeful view of a situation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the feeling that things will turn out badly [ant: optimism]
      2: a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect
         the worst in all things [ant: optimism]