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pessimism

Cynical Definitions

n. A gloomy disposition developed through the disheartening prevalence of optimists and their unsightly smiles.

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Cynical Quotations

The glass is neither half empty nor half full. It is merely twice as large as it needs to be.

— Unknown

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My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.

— Jean Rostand

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