Pessimistic vs Declinism - What's the difference?

pessimistic | declinism |


As an adjective pessimistic

is marked by pessimism and little hopefulness; expecting the worst.

As a noun declinism is

a pessimistic belief that things are in decline.

pessimistic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Marked by pessimism and little hopefulness; expecting the worst.
  • a pessimistic view of the future
  • Pertaining to the worst-case scenario.
  • a pessimistic estimate

    Antonyms

    * optimistic

    declinism

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A pessimistic belief that things are in decline.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=May 13, author=Walter Isaacson, title=The Empire in the Mirror, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Laudably, he ends on some optimistic notes, and some prescriptions, rather than wallowing in declinism . }}

    See also

    * deteriorationism