Pessimistic vs Miserabilism - What's the difference?

pessimistic | miserabilism |


As an adjective pessimistic

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

As a noun miserabilism is

a tendency to take a miserable or pessimistic view on life; a consistently miserable outlook, negativity.

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

    miserabilism

    English

    Alternative forms

    *miserablism

    Noun

    (-)
  • A tendency to take a miserable or pessimistic view on life; a consistently miserable outlook, negativity.
  • *2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 267:
  • *:Parlementary ideas invariably evinced that most thoroughgoing national miserabilism which had impressed poor Damiens [...].
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=May 15, author=Manohla Dargis, title=A Less Crowded Cannes, and Perhaps a Silver Lining, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=A beautiful-looking slice of British miserabilism , “Fish Tank” traces what happens to a 15-year-old (Katie Jarvis) when her mother’s boyfriend moves into the family’s cramped flat, a story that can be summed up by the lyrics, sung by Nas, that portentously bring the accumulated bleak moments to a close: “Life’s a bitch and then you die.” }}