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pe suh mi zuhm

  • n  the feeling that things will turn out badly
  • n  a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things

  • Even now I don't share the pessimism and asceticism of the local-eating set.
  • The founders' pessimism, though, came not from history but from their knowledge of human nature.
  • Governor Romney has encountered pessimism and a shoulder-shrug attitude like that of Senator McCain before.
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  • U.S. dollar strength weighed heavily on commodities overnight
    U.S. dollar strength and pessimism depressed corn futures and the commodity sector Wednesday night. Fed Chairman Bernanke made a firm commitment to slow its policy of aggressive asset buying later this year and in 2014, which sent the dollar sharply higher.
    June 20, 2013 - Dairy Herd
  • Analysis: Half-way to lost decade, Europe's growth task as tough as ever
    By Alan Wheatley, Global Economics Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Half-way towards a lost decade for Europe's economy, pessimism persists about the political will to halt a worrying slide in the region's potential growth. Without sweeping reforms to boost productivity, Europe's output will remain sub-par, making it harder for governments to reduce debt burdens that are unsustainable ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Utah in a dangerously complacent world
    In a world that is not short on opinions, there are voices of pessimism and voices of optimism. Such opinions are then blasted out to the public via powerful channels of rapid communication. However, the reality of most situations usually lies somewhere between extremes. Adding to the confusion lately is the fact that after the worst financial crisis and recession since the 1930s, we're in ...
    June 19, 2013 - KSL Salt Lake City

  • Mitt Romney in Guardian Unlimited
    It's a victory of optimism over Washington-style pessimism,Romney said in an Associated Press interview, echoing his campaign speeches. "Now on to South Carolina, Nevada, Florida."
  • President Bush in Malaysia Star
    Asked about the opposition, Bush said he recognized the "skepticism and pessimism and that some are condemning a plan before it's even had a chance to work."
  • Rafael Marquez in The Associated Press
    There is always pessimism in Mexico,Marquez said. "But we have to make them believe in us by working hard and fighting to make Mexicans happy. We need to change this mentality not only in football, but other aspects of life to ensure we...

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