how to pronounce pessimist


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the above transcription of pessimist 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.

pessimist frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pessimist occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

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.

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