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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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optimistic
1845, from optimism. Related: Optimistically.
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