One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pessimistic or gloomy.‘they were an Eeyorish bunch, always looking on the dark side of life’
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- ‘Such information is catalogued in his website's biography, a curious document that, through its endearing use of Eeyoreish negatives, gives you a flavour of the man.’
- ‘A great day for Italian rugby was a truly dreadful one for Scotland. No wonder the coach is growing Eeyoreish.’
- ‘But I do get all Eeyorish now and again and look at things from the bleakest view possible, so it's probably just me under a big pessimistic cloud…’
1990s: from Eeyore, the name of a donkey in A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), characterized by his gloomy outlook on life.
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