Learner's definition of PESSIMISTIC
[more pessimistic; most pessimistic]
: having or showing a lack of hope for the future : expecting bad things to happen
I'm pessimistic about our chances of winning. [=I don't think we'll win]
Most doctors were pessimistic that a cure could be found.
The film gives a very pessimistic view of human nature.
He has an extremely negative and pessimistic attitude.