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op·ti·mism

 (ŏp′tə-mĭz′əm)
n.
1. A tendency to expect the best possible outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation.
2. Philosophy
a. The doctrine, asserted by Leibniz, that this world is the best of all possible worlds.
b. The belief that the universe is improving and that good will ultimately triumph over evil.

[French optimisme, from New Latin optimum, the greatest good; see optimum.]

optimism

(ˈɒptɪˌmɪzəm)
n
1. the tendency to expect the best and see the best in all things
2. hopefulness; confidence
3. (Philosophy) the doctrine of the ultimate triumph of good over evil
4. (Philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that this is the best of all possible worlds
[C18: from French optimisme, from Latin optimus best, superlative of bonus good]
ˈoptimist n
ˌoptiˈmistic, ˌoptiˈmistical adj
ˌoptiˈmistically adv

op•ti•mism

(ˈɒp təˌmɪz əm)

n.
1. a tendency to look on the more favorable side or to expect the most favorable outcome of events or conditions.
2. the belief that good will ultimately triumph over evil and that virtue will be rewarded.
3. the doctrine that the existing world is the best of all possible worlds.
[1730–40; < French optimisme < Latin optim(um) (see optimum) + French -isme -ism]

optimism

1. the belief that good is ultimately triumphant over the evil in the world.
2. the Leibnizian doctrine that this is the best of all possible worlds.
3. the belief that goodness pervades reality. Cf. meliorism, pessimism.optimist, n.optimistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.optimism - the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out welloptimism - the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well
hope - the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
sanguineness, sanguinity - feeling sanguine; optimistically cheerful and confident
pessimism - the feeling that things will turn out badly
2.optimism - a general disposition to expect the best in all things
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
pessimism - a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things

optimism

noun hope, confidence, buoyancy, positive attitude, hopefulness, positiveness The President has expressed his optimism about the deal.
Quotations
"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour" [Robert Louis Stevenson Virginibus Puerisque]
Proverbs
"Every cloud has a silver lining"

optimism

noun
A tendency to expect a favorable outcome or to dwell on hopeful aspects:
Translations
تَفَاؤُلٌتَفاؤُل
optimismus
optimisme
optimismi
optimizam
optimizmus
bjartsÿni
楽観主義
낙천주의
optimistasoptimistinisoptimistiškai
optimisms
optimizmus
optimizem
optimism
การมองในแง่ดี
sự lạc quan

optimism

[ˈɒptɪmɪzəm] Noptimismo m
the Prime Minister has expressed optimism about the outcome of the talksel primer ministro ha expresado su optimismo acerca del resultado de las negociaciones
there is some cause for optimismhay algunas razones para ser optimistas

optimism

[ˈɒptɪmɪzəm] noptimisme m
to express optimism → se montrer optimiste
to express optimism about doing sth → se montrer optimiste quant aux chances de faire qch
The president expressed optimism about reaching a peaceful settlement → Le président s'est montré optimiste quant aux chances de parvenir à un règlement pacifique.

optimism

nOptimismus m

optimism

[ˈɒptɪˌmɪzm] nottimismo

optimism

(ˈoptimizəm) noun
a state of mind in which one always hopes or expects that something good will happen. Even when it was obvious to the others that he was not going to succeed he was full of optimism.
ˈoptimist noun
ˌoptiˈmistic adjective
always hoping or believing that something good will happen. an optimistic person/attitude.
optiˈmistically adverb

optimism

تَفَاؤُلٌ optimismus optimisme Optimismus αισιοδοξία optimismo optimismi optimisme optimizam ottimismo 楽観主義 낙천주의 optimisme optimisme optymizm otimismo оптимизм optimism การมองในแง่ดี iyimserlik sự lạc quan 乐观

optimism

n optimismo
References in classic literature ?
There is a class of optimists ready to reinsure an "overdue" ship at a heavy premium.
And do you know, when these politicians swing wide the doors and come in, with their broad shoulders, their deep chests, and their generous stomachs which cannot help making them optimists and masters of life, why, you perk right up.
The savage element in humanity--let the modern optimists who doubt its existence look at any uncultivated man (no matter how muscular), woman (no matter how beautiful), or child (no matter how young)--began to show itself furtively in his eyes, to utter itself furtively in his voice.
A versatile and entertaining companion, by turns prosperous and impecunious, and an optimist always, Gardiner Hubbard became a really indispensable factor as the first advance agent of the telephone business.
you will be deceived just the same," said Athos, who was an optimist when things were concerned, and a pessimist when men were in question.
But may I ask, at heart, are you an optimist or a pessimist?
Nevertheless, the doctor, who was less of an optimist, let out as much rope as he could, so as to escape these pitiless insects, that began to rise toward him with a threatening hum.
Every woman not so much a rake at heart, as an optimist, because they don't think.
They were paralyzed with fear, and first of all he played his role of the big vital optimist.
A MAN who had experienced the favours of fortune and was an Optimist, met a man who had experienced an optimist and was a Cynic.
He derived the ideas, in fragmentary fashion, from Bolingbroke, who was an amateur Deist and optimist of the shallow eighteenth century type, and so far was Pope from understanding what he was doing that he was greatly disturbed when it was pointed out to him that the theology of the poem was Deistic rather than Christian [Footnote: The name Deist was applied rather generally in the eighteenth century to all persons who did not belong to some recognized Christian denomination.
Oh, I don't know," said the Duke of Chester, who was an optimist, "it's jolly good for some things.

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