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Pol·ly·an·na

 (pŏl′ē-ăn′ə)
n.
A person regarded as being foolishly or blindly optimistic.

[After the heroine of the novel Pollyanna, , by Eleanor Hodgman Porter (1868-1920), American writer.]

Pollyanna

(ˌpɒlɪˈænə)
n
a person who is constantly or excessively optimistic
[C20: after the chief character in Pollyanna (1913), a novel by Eleanor Porter (1868–1920), US writer]
ˌPollyˈannaish, ˌpollyˈannish adj

Pol•ly•an•na

(ˌpɒl iˈæn ə)

n., pl. -nas.
an excessively optimistic person.
[1920–25, Amer.; from the child heroine created by Eleanor Porter (1868–1920), U.S. writer]
Pol`ly•an′na•ish, adj.
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Pollyanna

noun
One who expects a favorable outcome or dwells on hopeful aspects:
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Pollyanna

[pɒlɪˈænə] Noptimista mf redomado/a
References in classic literature ?
In due time came the telegram announcing that Pollyanna would arrive in Beldingsville the next day, the twenty-fifth of June, at four o'clock.
And she turned away--Miss Polly's arrangements for the comfort of her niece, Pollyanna, were complete.
Over and over again she was wondering just what sort of child this Pollyanna was, anyway.
Of course I'm Pollyanna, and I'm so glad you came to meet me