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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
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