Search Result for "optimism": pronunciation
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well;

2. a general disposition to expect the best in all things;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Optimism \Op"ti*mism\, n. [L. optimus the best; akin to optio choice: cf. F. optimisme. See Option.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Metaph.) The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature, being the work of God, is ordered for the best, or that the ordering of things in the universe is such as to produce the highest good. [1913 Webster] 2. A habitual tendency or a present disposition to take the most hopeful view of future events, and to expect a favorable outcome even when unfavorable outcomes are possible; -- opposed to pessimism. [1913 Webster +PJC]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "optimism": Leibnizian optimism, Pollyannaism, blitheness, blithesomeness, bright outlook, bright side, brightness, buoyancy, cheer, cheerful expectation, cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheery vein, eupeptic mien, geniality, gladness, gladsomeness, good cheer, happiness, hope, hopefulness, idealism, millennialism, optimisticalness, perfectibilism, perfectionism, philosophical optimism, pleasantness, positivism, radiance, rosy expectation, rosy outlook, sanguine expectation, sanguine humor, sanguineness, sanguinity, silver lining, sunniness, utopianism, winsomeness




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