[ UK /ˌɒptɪmˈɪstɪk/ ]
[ US /ˌɑptəˈmɪstɪk/ ]
  1. expecting the best
    an affirmative outlook
  2. expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
    in an optimistic mood
    took an optimistic view
    optimistic plans
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How To Use optimistic In A Sentence

  • One might be optimistic and say that, given it's their job to judge a book by the words on the page rather than by the stushie surrounding it, one can expect them to be more concentrated in the category of detached shruggers; one can expect a higher standard of scrutiny, surely. Hype Hype Hoorah!
  • Guardian International correspondent Jonathan Steele called Bush's and Blair's denial of the horrors attending the Iraq civil war "Panglossian" - referring to the ever optimistic Dr. Pangloss of Voltaire's novel Candide who, at every disaster, proclaims that ours is the best of all possible worlds. Surge to Purge: The 80% Solution in Iraq
  • So in some ways, farming ends the year on a more optimistic note than it began it.
  • Is deceiving a patient about her true medical condition, in the interest of promoting an optimistic attitude, likely to increase her chances of recovery?
  • I personally think a more optimistic outcome is within our grasp as we understand more and more the way the brain works. Times, Sunday Times
  • Improbably yet convincingly, the film ends on an optimistic note.
  • Andrew took a more optimistic view.
  • We are still optimistic about further growth during the year with a number of new product launches planned in the coming months.
  • For all their differences and ambiguities, empires have shared in common a will to power that should make us skeptical of their most optimistic self-assessments.
  • Despite his disdain for much about the town at the time, the rector was optimistic about the future.
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