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pessimismnoun blighted hope, cheerlessness, dashed hopes, defeatism, dejectedness, dejection, depression, despair, desperation, despondence, disconsolation, discouragement, disheartenment, dispiritedness, dolefulness, downcastness, downheartedness, faint hope, forlorn hope, gloom, gloominess, gloomy outtook, glumness, heaviness of heart, heaviness of spirit, hopelessness, joylessness, lack of enthusiasm, lack of expectation, low-spiritedness, low spirits, melancholia, melancholy, misery, sorrowfulness, uncheerfulness, wretchedness
See also: damper