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Pronunciation:  `âptu'mistik

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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
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