Eeyorish

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Etymology[edit]

From the character Eeyore (in AA Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh) +‎ -ish.

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Adjective[edit]

Eeyorish (comparative more Eeyorish, superlative most Eeyorish)

  1. (chiefly UK) Very gloomy or pessimistic.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 384:
      More important for Brienne than the king's disengagement and eeyorish bad temper, however, was the consistency of the queen's favour.
    • 2006, Marina Hyde, The Guardian, 28 Oct 2006:
      We all know how that particular story ended, of course, and while Her late Majesty never had to suffer the indignity of opening up the accounts from which the project was funded, it could be argued that the occasional brush with realism - however aesthetically distasteful - would do our Eeyorish prince no harm.

References[edit]

  • OED 2006