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Friday, April 08, 2005

Definitions for Panglossian

  1. Excessively or naively optimistic.

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Citations for Panglossian
He is not peddling a Panglossian view of the world, or denying that there are problems that merit action. Jon Jewett, Policy Review
But only the most Panglossian among us can doubt that in this fevered political climate more silencings will come. Gloria Cooper, Columbia Journalism Review
Origin of Panglossian
Panglossian derives from Pangloss, the optimistic tutor in Voltaire's Candide.
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