how to pronounce pessimist


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pessimist is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… described herself as a pessimist if I'm …”

meanings of pessimist


  1. Someone who habitually expects the worst outcome; one who looks on the dark side of things.

pessimist frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pessimist occurs in english on average 1.2 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.

topics pessimist can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pessimist can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

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