What is the opposite of optimistic?

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Adjective
Opposite of having qualities which inspire hope
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“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.”
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Opposite of having absolute certainty about something
“The board remains uncertain of his tenure as coach following a series of demoralizing losses.”
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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.”
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Opposite of hoping to become
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Opposite of idealistic but impractical
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of willing to trust
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