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UPBEAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does upbeat mean? 

UPBEAT (noun)
  The noun UPBEAT has 2 senses:

1. a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
2. an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)

  Familiarity information: UPBEAT used as a noun is rare.


UPBEAT (adjective)
  The adjective UPBEAT has 1 sense:

1. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

  Familiarity information: UPBEAT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UPBEAT (noun)


Sense 1upbeat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

eudaemonia; eudaimonia; upbeat; wellbeing; well-being; welfare

Context example:

the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles

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

prosperity; successfulness (the condition of prospering; having good fortune)

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

fool's paradise (an illusory state of wellbeing)

health; wellness (a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease)


Sense 2upbeat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

offbeat; upbeat

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

beat; musical rhythm; rhythm (the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music)


UPBEAT (adjective)


Sense 1upbeat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

Synonyms:

pollyannaish; upbeat; cheerful

Similar:

optimistic (expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds)


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