glass-half-empty

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glass-half-empty

(used as a modifier before a noun) Of or characterized by a generally pessimistic worldview. Mark is such a glass-half-empty kind of guy that he will find a way to see even the best situation in a negative light.

(see the) ˌglass half ˈfull/half ˈempty

used to describe whether somebody has a positive or negative attitude towards something: People are prepared to see the glass half full at the moment rather than half empty.He’s a glass-half-full type of guy (= he always expects good things to happen).
See also: empty, full, glass, half
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GLASS HALF EMPTY RANGERS must be wondering just what they have to do to beat Celtic.
For those of a glass half empty persuasion, Blackpool were sitting in seventh place last November/December on 30 points after 20 games, and ended the season in seventh after picking up 40 more points from the remaining 26 matches to secure their place in the play-offs by a single point ahead of Colchester in eighth, who narrowly missed out on 69 points along with Wycombe, who also had 69 but slipped to ninth on goal difference.
We blame the government for everything we hate about the Philippines and insist on seeing the glass half empty rather than half full.
In a way this is a matter of culture, with one faction looking at the glass half empty and the other at a glass half full.
Nick was a man who had a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty, approach to life and he had a great 'can-do' mentality.
From the glass half empty half poured silver goblet of love, life and jealousy.
At the risk of having our glass half empty, the same facts highlighted as a positive are open to a very different interpretation.
The post Tourism industry sees glass half empty, as arrivals continue to rise appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
PROSECCO drinkers may find their glass half empty this summer as producers warn of a shortage.
I confess to being a glass half full kind of girl rather than one who sees the glass half empty.
A lot of good things have happened under his (Aquino's) administration, but all we see is a glass half empty.
SIR - The glass half empty attitude of the AA to the news that petrol sales are down to a historic low is missing the point completely ("Petrol sales hit record low despite falling pump prices" May 5).
Here, Fox offers his take on the old concept of the glass half full (the optimist) versus the glass half empty (the pessimist).
ryan23 Hmmm, not even gonna try to look at the glass half empty even though I don't like it.
If you're a glass half empty person, you just think it's another year gone, so why are we celebrating that?