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1.
1.) A person who is known for their negative outlook upon life.

Related: cynic
Katie: You are such a pessimist!

Dante: You are going to die, too.
von Manawski 23. Februar 2003
 
2.
an optimist with experience
i used to think i would be happy but now i know i never will be
von Anonymous 4. Oktober 2003
 
3.
Descriptive Noun. Second part of a four-part sequence which explains all types of individuals.
An OPTIMIST is a person who doesn't have all the facts.
A PESSIMIST is an optimist who does have all the facts.
A CYNIC is a pessimist who has seen the facts in action.
A PARANOID is a cynic who has FINALLY realized that the facts are after him.
Janey the Pessimist says, "I'm pretty sure that the gunmakers won't have to worry about liability, because they have bought enough public figures to ensure that it is so."
von seeker6079 26. Oktober 2005
 
4.
Someone who is rarely disappointed, but sadly, very rarely pleasantly surprised.
A pessimist is a misunderstood realist, who would like to visit the planet optimists live on, but wouldn't like to live there.
von caster1 15. Januar 2008
 
5.
A person who, if they refrain from suicide, will one day be happy.
A: It's freezing. My heater's broken, and it's ten below zero. I cut my arm on a rusty fence, and my idiot neighbour pissed on my house today. I hate this goddamn planet!

B: Hey, you like apple pie?

A: Shut the...well yeah I actually I do.

B: Great, let's go. No, put your wallet down; I've got it covered.
von Ralph 13. Januar 2005
 
6.
a pessimist is a realist - an optimist is largely unrealistic
when things are going wrong, a pessimist says what everyone else is thinking
von shannon 8. Januar 2004
 
7.
pessimists are the happiest people

optimists are always getting their hopes up, setting high goals, but when they undoubtedly fail, they just have that mouch more to be depressed about. pessimists on the other hand always anticipate the worst and never set their goals high, that way when they fail they have less to be depressed about. as an added bonus, if a pessimists sets their goals low and actually achieves or surpasses them, they will be even happier
bob is an optimist and he hopes to get a 90% on the test
bill is a pessimists and doubts if he'll even pass the test
both bob and bill get a 70% on the test, which makes bob sad because he missed his goal by 20%, bill on the other hand is exstatic because not only did he pass, but he got a B-.
von pb foot 6. April 2010