Pessimism vs Miserabilist - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between pessimism and miserabilist
is that pessimism
is a general belief that bad things will happen while miserabilist
is one who is unhappy, or extols being miserable as a virtue; a philosopher of pessimism.
A general belief that bad things will happen.
The doctrine that this world is the worst of all possible worlds.
One who is unhappy, or extols being miserable as a virtue; a philosopher of pessimism.
* 1991 , Anthony Powell, Under review: further writings on writers, 1946-1989 , page 242
* 2006 , Iain Sinclair, London: city of disappearances , page 314
- Gissing is never more of a miserabilist than when trying to be light-hearted.
- An old, failed actor who lived on his own, he never had friends dropping by, because he was a bedridden inconsiderate miserabilist .
Also appears as variant (miserablist) (without interconsonantal -i-''), but this latter is less common; likewise (miserabilism) (with ''-i-'') is more common than (miserablism) (without ''-i- ).
* See also
* killjoy, spoilsport