optimistic

[op-tuh-mis-tik]
adjective
1.
disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.
2.
reflecting a favorable view of events and conditions and the expectation of a positive outcome; demonstrating optimism: an optimistic plan.
3.
of or pertaining to optimism.
Also, optimistical.


Origin:
1840–50; optimist + -ic

optimistically, adverb
antioptimistic, adjective
antioptimistical, adjective
antioptimistically, adverb
nonoptimistic, adjective
nonoptimistical, adjective
nonoptimistically, adverb
overoptimistic, adjective
overoptimistically, adverb
preoptimistic, adjective
semioptimistic, adjective
semioptimistically, adverb
superoptimistic, adjective
unoptimistic, adjective
unoptimistical, adjective
unoptimistically, adverb
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optimism (ˈɒptɪˌmɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the tendency to expect the best and see the best in all things
2.  hopefulness; confidence
3.  the doctrine of the ultimate triumph of good over evil
4.  the philosophical doctrine that this is the best of all possible worlds
 
[C18: from French optimisme, from Latin optimus best, superlative of bonus good]
 
'optimist
 
n
 
opti'mistic
 
adj
 
opti'mistical
 
adj
 
opti'mistically
 
adv

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optimistic
1845, from optimism. Related: Optimistically.
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Example sentences
Yet there was something inextinguishable about her-something patient and
  optimistic.
His optimistic philosophy has hardened into a creed, with the usual effects of
  a creed in closing the avenues of truth.
Philosophy, according to my optimistic friend, naturally inhabits the tenements.
The index is rising because builders are optimistic that sales will rise this
  year.
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