how to pronounce pessimism


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the above transcription of pessimism is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

pessimism frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pessimism occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

pessimism is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of pessimism in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… lethargy pessimism nostalgia and …”

meanings of pessimism


  1. The doctrine that this world is the worst of all possible worlds.
  2. A general belief that bad things will happen.
  3. The condition of being pessimal.

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