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Photographic Friday: pessimist

pessimism* \ˈpe-sə-ˌmi-zəm also ˈpe-zə-\ noun

  1. an inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome
  2. a: the doctrine that reality is evil; b: the doctrine that evil overbalances happiness in life

ETYMOLOGY: French pessimisme, from Latin pessimus worst [1815]
-pessimist noun

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Definition retrieved from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary on 9 June 2011.

* Today’s word was supposed to be pessimist, but Merriam Webster only has the term as a term derived from pessimism.