- Antonyms of OPTIMISTIC
doubtful, gloomy, hopeless, pessimistic, bearish, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, demoralised, demoralized, depressing, desperate, discouraged, discouraging, disheartened, disheartening, dismal, doubtful, downbeat, dreary, dubious, funereal, gloomy, glum, gray, grim, hopeless, inauspicious, miserable, negative, neutral, pessimistic, uncertain, unencouraging, unfavorable, unlikely, unpromising, unpropitious, wretched.
- Examples of usage:
- Your lover is ever optimistic, and he could conceive of no errand that could have brought this man to his cottage unless he was charged with the delivery of a note from Maud. - "A Damsel in Distress" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
- Our answer depends on the theory of human disposition, and in these epochs the theory is always optimistic. - "Rousseau Volumes I. and II." by John Morley
- This pattern, taken up by others, reinforced by dazzling inventions, imposed an optimistic turn upon the theory of evolution. - "Public Opinion" by Walter Lippmann