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Meaning of OPTIMISTIC

Pronunciation:  `âptu'mistik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds; "in an optimistic mood"; "optimistic plans"; "took an optimistic view"
  2. [adj]  expecting the best; "an affirmative outlook"
 

OPTIMISTIC is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: affirmative, bullish, cheerful, pollyannaish, rose-colored, rosy, sanguine, starry-eyed, upbeat
 
 Antonyms: pessimistic
 
 See Also: hopeful, positive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Op`ti*mis"tic\, a.
1. (Metaph.) Of or pertaining to optimism; tending, or
   conforming, to the opinion that all events are ordered for
   the best.

2. Hopeful; sanguine; as, an optimistic view.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agape, agog, all agog, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, awaiting, beaming, blithe, blithesome, bright, bright and sunny, buoyant, certain, cheerful, cheery, chiliastic, confident, couleur de rose, eager, elated, eupeptic, euphoric, exalted, exhilarated, expectant, expecting, flushed, forearmed, forestalling, forewarned, gaping, genial, glad, gladsome, glowing, happy, high, hopeful, idealistic, in anticipation, in expectation, in good spirits, in high spirits, irrepressible, laughing, Leibnizian, looking for, looking forward to, millenarian, millennialistic, not surprised, of good cheer, perfectibilitarian, perfectionist, pleasant, positive, prepared, radiant, ready, riant, roseate, rose-colored, rosy, sanguine, sanguineous, smiling, sparkling, sunny, sure, unsurprised, upbeat, utopian, waiting, waiting for, watching for, winsome
 

 

 

 

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