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OPTIMISTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does optimistic mean? 

OPTIMISTIC (adjective)
  The adjective OPTIMISTIC has 2 senses:

1. expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
2. expecting the best

  Familiarity information: OPTIMISTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPTIMISTIC (adjective)


Sense 1optimistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds

Context examples:

in an optimistic mood / optimistic plans / took an optimistic view

Similar:

bullish (expecting a rise in prices)

cheerful; pollyannaish; upbeat (pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic)

rose-colored; rosy (reflecting optimism)

starry-eyed (unrealistically or naively optimistic)

sanguine (confidently optimistic and cheerful)

Also:

hopeful (having or manifesting or inspiring hope)

positive (characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.)

Antonym:

pessimistic (expecting the worst in this worst of all possible worlds)


Sense 2optimistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expecting the best

Synonyms:

affirmative; optimistic

Context example:

an affirmative outlook

Similar:

positive (characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.)


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