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Panglossian

[pan-glos-ee-uh n, -glaw-see-, pang-] /pænˈglɒs i ən, -ˈglɔ si-, pæŋ-/
adjective
1.
characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; after Pangloss, an optimistic character in Voltaire's Candide; compare Greek panglossía garrulousness, wordiness (see pan-, glosso-, -y3); see -ian
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Word Origin and History for Panglossian
adj.

"optimistic" (usually ironic or disparaging), 1831, from French Panglosse, name of the philosopher and tutor in Voltaire's "Candide" (1758), from pan- (see pan-) + Greek glossa, literally "tongue" (see gloss (n.2)).

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