Pessimist



[pes-uh-mist] /ˈpɛs ə mɪst/

noun
1.
a person who habitually sees or anticipates the worst or is disposed to be gloomy.
2.
an adherent of the doctrine of .
n.

1820, “one who habitually expects the worst” (Knowles’ dictionary, 1835, defines it as “A universal complainer”), from 19c. French pessimiste (see pessimism).

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