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What is the opposite of optimistic?

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Adjective
Opposite of inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
“Results from the last financial year paint a bleak picture of the company's future.”
Adjective
Opposite of hopeful and confident about the future
“She remained pessimistic about ever finding true love after a string of failed relationships.”
Adjective
Opposite of happy and cheerful in mood or atmosphere
Adjective
Opposite of having absolute certainty about something
“The board remains uncertain of his tenure as coach following a series of demoralizing losses.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a constructive or productive feeling
“As a result of their unproductive response, we were unable to attain the information required to proceed.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
Adjective
Opposite of idealistic or romantic in one's perception of something, at times overly so
Adjective
Opposite of ambitious or driven towards a particular goal
Adjective
Opposite of willing to trust
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Opposite of experiencing a feeling of positivity, satisfaction, or enjoyment
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“We are feeling sad and upset about the recent tragic events which have unfolded.”
Adjective
Opposite of cheerfully unconcerned about the future or things in general
“He was, in spite of all his genius and accomplishment, a troubled man seeking his own truth.”
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