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OPTIMISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does optimism mean? 

OPTIMISM (noun)
  The noun OPTIMISM has 2 senses:

1. the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well
2. a general disposition to expect the best in all things

  Familiarity information: OPTIMISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPTIMISM (noun)


Sense 1optimism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("optimism" is a kind of...):

hope (the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "optimism"):

sanguineness; sanguinity (feeling sanguine; optimistically cheerful and confident)

Antonym:

pessimism (the feeling that things will turn out badly)


Sense 2optimism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A general disposition to expect the best in all things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("optimism" is a kind of...):

disposition; temperament (your usual mood)

Antonym:

pessimism (a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things)


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