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Philos. view that regards this world the worst possible and man's lot hopeless; evil triumphs, good is defeated. Pessimism is found, e.g., Ec 1:2, 14; 3:19; 11:8; 12:8; in the Gk. poet Hesiod (perhaps ca. 8th–7th c. BC); in A. Schopenhauer,* who tried to expound pessimism philosophically.

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