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pessimistic
used in This Side of Paradise

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expecting that things will turn out badly; or focusing on the bad part of things
  • ...a strange, hidden orthodoxy, who would accept for themselves only what could be accepted for all men—incurable romanticists who never, for all their efforts, could enter the labyrinth as stark souls; there were on the other hand sword-like pioneering personalities, Samuel Butler, Renan, Voltaire, who progressed much slower, yet eventually much further, not in the direct pessimistic line of speculative philosophy but concerned in the eternal attempt to attach a positive value to life....
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (38% in)

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