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An attitude of mind or philosophy of life that views the world and human life as principally or entirely evil in its nature, origin, or destiny. It is usually expressed as the view that regards the world and human existence as essentially painful, destructive, and without discernible purpose.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.