Origin of pessimist
Examples from the Web for pessimist
Like Sendak, Miyazaki is somewhat cranky—a pessimist at odds with modernity.Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’: An Anime Icon Bows Out|Andrew Romano|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pessimist: I thought you said you were an optimist - not a fantasist.
Pessimist: But most of the new jobs being created pay much less than the jobs lost in 2008-2009.
Pessimist: Which is a big reason why young people find it so difficult to get started in life.
Pessimist: When surveyed, boomers tell us their preferred retirement age is 68.
The pessimist is further characterised by an incapacity for prolonged attention, a refractory attention and a feeble will.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
The optimist raises the average of the world by his presence, the pessimist lowers the average.Dollars and Sense|Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Tolstoy was a pessimist both by temperament and philosophical persuasion.Prophets of Dissent|Otto Heller
The first of the mistakes about Byron lies in the fact that he is treated as a pessimist.Twelve Types|G.K. Chesterton
It is the true answer to the pessimist, and the standing miracle of mankind.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
1820, "one who habitually expects the worst" (Knowles' dictionary, 1835, defines it as "A universal complainer"), from 19c. French pessimiste (see pessimism).