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[L. pessimus, worst + -ism] A frame of mind marked by loss of hope, confidence, or trust in a good outcome, even when such an outcome is likely. pessimistic (pes″ĭ-mis′tik), adj. SEE: optimism
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Pessimism." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733631/all/pessimism.
Pessimism. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733631/all/pessimism. Accessed January 29, 2020.
Pessimism. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733631/all/pessimism
Pessimism [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2020 January 29]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733631/all/pessimism.
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