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Pessimistic or gloomy.‘they were an Eeyorish bunch, always looking on the dark side of life’
sullen, sulky, gloomy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, in a bad mood, dour, surly, sour, glum, moody, unsmiling, humourless, uncommunicative, taciturn, unresponsive, unsociable, scowling, glowering, ill-humoured, sombre, sober, saturnine, pessimistic, lugubrious, mournful, melancholy, melancholic, doleful, miserable, dismal, depressed, dejected, despondent, downcast, unhappy, low-spirited, in low spirits, low, with a long face, blue, down, fed up, grumpy, irritable, churlish, cantankerous, crotchety, cross, crabbed, crabby, grouchy, testy, snappish, peevish, crusty, waspishView synonyms
- ‘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…’
- ‘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.’
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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