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A pessimist, on the other hand, would describe the failure as permanent, pervasive and personal.
The pessimist will live his life in a perpetual fog of gloom and shy away from such possible excitements as space travel, cosmetic surgery or voting Labour.
Seeing a problem (like your cholesterol level) does not make you a pessimist, but rather a realist.
A father had two sons, one a pessimist and the other an optimist.
The pessimist finds fault; the optimist discovers a remedy.
According to myth, a good software tester is a die-hard pessimist - or an optimist with experience.
He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, the eternal pessimist who refused to be impressed with anything.
NOTHING depresses the pessimist more than the sight of an optimist jinxing towards him wearing a smile - curved by the angels, polished by the saints and inspired by God himself.
By the pessimist prognosis of the Finance Ministry, the public external debt of Kyrgyzstan will reach 68% of GDP by the end of 2010, Deputy Finance Minister Samat Kalzhyev said.
When something turns out badly, it's just as the pessimist expected.
Indeed, according to Dienstag, for the pessimist time itself is the fundamental problem of human existence.
Is the cartoonist an optimist or a pessimist about the topic he is illustrating?