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- Marked by pessimism and little hopefulness; expecting the worst.
- a pessimistic view of the future
- Pertaining to the worst-case scenario.
- a pessimistic estimate
- (computing) Taking out exclusive locks on data to prevent conflicts with other processes that might modify it.
- pessimistic concurrency; pessimistic locking
marked by pessimism and little hopefulness
always expecting the worst