miserabilist

miserablist (ˈmɪzərəblɪst, ˈmɪzrə-)

/ (ˈmɪzərəbɪlɪst, ˈmɪzrə-) /

noun

a person who appears to enjoy being depressed, esp a performer of or listener to gloomy music

adjective

of, resembling, or likely to be enjoyed by a miserabilist or miserabilists

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