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Description

Be generally morose, down at heart and see everything in a grey light.

Be pessimistic and see only the bad side of things.

Complain about the world. Grumble about how things are not going well for you. Tell them about your illnesses.

Example

Oh God. My back hurts. You can't begin to know how uncomfortable it is. You know I had to fix the roof guttering last week because I can't afford to employ someone, and it all just got so much worse.

You look unwell yourself. Are you coming down with something? There is no escaping

Discussion

Emotions are catching and your negative state will start to rub off on them. Not wanting to feel down, they will likely back off and be happy for you to go. They may even makes their excuses and leave.

See also

Enthusiasm for the subject

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