glass-half-empty

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.
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ARE you a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty kind of person?
But Batra, an economics professor who has written a number of glass-half-empty books--such as The Great Depression of 1990 and The Crash of the Millennium--isn't exactly a Pollyanna.
SIR - There's been a great deal of glass-half-full and glass-half-empty talK floating about recently ('Stop being victims', August 8).
A few days ago, someone I've known for more than 30 years accused me of being a glass-half-empty merchant when it comes to the Sky Blues.
But a glass-half-empty statement from bosses left investors with a nasty hangover as the shares fell 5%.
Too many glass-half-empty, the-sky-is-falling, have-a-take, would-be experts.
Really, I am not a glass-half-empty kind of guy, but it is hard to look past a drop greater than 40 percent.
I HAVE never thought of myself as a glass-half-empty sort of person, but I can't help feeling it's getting increasingly difficult to be optimistic about our economy of late.
And yet, even the most glass-half-empty type must concede that the factors are in place for a real tilt at a play-off spot.
McGovern may be one of Britain's most prolific and bankable writers - with hits such as Cracker, The Lakes and Gunpowder, Treason And Plot under his belt - but this is very much a glass-half-empty kind of drama, a bit like watching Corrie with the brightness knob turned down.
McGovern may be one of TV's most prolific and bankable writers - with hits such as Cracker, The Lakes and Gunpowder, Treason And Plot under his belt - but this is very much a glass-half-empty kind of drama, a bit like watching Corrie with the brightness knob turned down.
Those of a glass-half-empty nature may be minded to mention the fact that the top two after 19 games last season failed to retain their place in the automatic positions or, for that matter, win promotion.
Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kind of person?
The father of two told Interview magazine: "I have that glass-half-empty syndrome, and it takes a great deal of effort to climb out of the hole of darkness I choose to live in mentally.
If you're a glass-half-empty sort of person, you might view any change as a loss of one of Oregon's quirkiest distinctions.