HyperDic: optimistic

English > 2 senses of the word optimistic:
ADJECTIVEalloptimisticexpecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
alloptimistic, affirmativeexpecting the best
optimistic > pronunciation
Soundsaa.ptahmih'stihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > optimistic: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExpecting the best in this best of all possible worlds.
Examples
  • "in an optimistic mood"
  • "optimistic plans"
  • "took an optimistic view"
NarrowerbullishExpecting a rise in prices
cheerful, pollyannaish, upbeatpleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
rose-colored, rosyReflecting optimism / optimism
sanguine, sanguineousconfidently optimistic and cheerful
starry-eyedunrealistically or naively optimistic
See alsohopefulHaving or manifesting hope
positiveCharacterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
OppositepessimisticExpecting the worst possible outcome
Spanishoptimista, optimístico
Catalanoptimista, optimístic
Nounsoptimisma general disposition to expect the best in all things
optimismthe optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well
Adverbsoptimisticallywith optimism / optimism
English > optimistic: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExpecting the best.
Synonymaffirmative
BroaderpositiveCharacterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
Spanishafirmativo, optimista, positivo
Catalanoptimista, positiu
Nounsoptimisma general disposition to expect the best in all things
optimismthe optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well

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