Definition of miserabilism in English:

miserabilism

noun

  • [mass noun] Gloomy pessimism or negativity:

    ‘the duo spent much of the eighties exploring the lonely outer reaches of miserabilism’
    • ‘They exposed my miserabilism for the false consciousness it was.’
    • ‘England's World Cup song should embrace the national pastimes of miserabilism and self-deprecation.’
    • ‘Salinger's mother was a member of the Scottish diaspora: perhaps Holden Caulfield's existentialist gloom owes more to Scottish miserabilism than to adolescent angst.’
    • ‘Rather than being just a study in Scottish miserabilism Burnside's new book is a chilling display case of grotesques, shot through with a bleak and mordant humour.’
    • ‘But perhaps Gwyneth was able to clinch the deal by demonstrating that she had some familiarity with existential miserabilism.’

Pronunciation:

miserabilism

/ˈmɪz(ə)rəbɪlɪz(ə)m/