English Vocabulary about Optimism and Pessimism

English Vocabulary about Optimism

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English Vocabulary about Optimism and Pessimism

English Vocabulary about Optimism and Pessimism

Buoyant (ad)

cheerful, optimistic, happy, (antonym: morose), resilient, flexible

We can make a real effort to be buoyant despite obstacles.

A can be felt while doing exercise.

If I had immigrated to a , I could have been more buoyant in my life.


Cynical (adj)

pessimistic, negative (antonym: naive)
They were cynical about the team`s chance of winning the championship.

Some people are more cynical, some more sanguine, but if there isn’t a good balance between our optimistic and pessimistic attitudes, taking in face of difficulties will come to a halt.

People who deal with crime and court are usually more cynical in an uneasy situation.

Failed in building up a good rapport with the opposite sex, men have a pretty cynical view of women.

Downbeat (adj)

pessimistic, gloomy

The company`s sales performance showed some downbeat results due to product price rises.

Life has so many downbeat and upbeat moments which are ephemeral.

Downbeat people are such harbingers of doom.


Expectant (adj)

hopeful, eager

Sara was expectant to because of her real effort.

He looks expectantly at his son’s victorious face.

Expectant people are more successful in the journey of life.


Incredulous (adj)

unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true

He was incredulously denying his mother’s death.
She is so credulous that she believes every joke which we make.

The news has developed incredulous expression about economic situation.

Incredulous silence is a bit frightening because you are not sure about the response of the person whom you are talking with.


Optimistic (adj)

looking on the bright side

Do you think that making any endeavors to be optimistic has something to do with terror? I believe terror should be replaced with normal fear. This is courage does not denote lack of fear. Instead, courage means to take action in spite of the presence of fear.


Pessimistic (adj)

doubtful and negative, incredulous

Pessimistic people are so toxic.


Sanguine (adj)

optimistic, hopeful, positive

A to life can lead us to success.


Skeptical (adj)

cynical, doubtful, (antonym: convinced)

The test result`s led them to being skeptical about their chance of eliminating the disease.

The teacher was so skeptical of her proposal that she couldn’t see the genuine value in her ideas.

I am so skeptical that the meaning of “dubious” and “doubtful” are the same.

I am skeptical of the benefits of caring about taboos.


Upbeat (adj)

optimistic, cheerful, positive, buoyant, (antonym: downbeat)

Her towards work was affecting his colleagues.

Hanging around with upbeat people can push you forward in your life.

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65 thoughts on “English Vocabulary about Optimism and Pessimism”

      1. Some people are more cynical, some more sanguine, but if there isn’t a good balance between our optimistic and pessimistic attitudes, taking proper action in face of difficulties will come to a halt.

    1. Failed in building up a good rapport with the opposite sex, men have a pretty cynical view of women.

      The usage of Adjective Participles!
      The original sentence is as below;
      Men, who are failed in building up a good rapport with the opposite sex, have a pretty cynical view of women.

          1. Adjective particle or adjective participle? In your first comment, you referred to it as “adjective participle”. Anyhow, even the term, adjective particle, is quite misleading.
            Actually, I believe EngVid tutorials are overrated these days.
            BTW, I had to remove the link you had provided. I personally do not allow for any link in the comments.
            P.S. We can work on the raised point in the next grammar post to uncover any mystery about verbal adjective or participial adjectives.

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