optimist


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

op·ti·mist

 (ŏp′tə-mĭst)
n.
1. One who usually expects a favorable outcome.
2. A believer in philosophical optimism.

op′ti·mis′tic adj.
op′ti·mis′ti·cal·ly adv.

op•ti•mist

(ˈɒp tə mɪst)

n.
one who characteristically looks at events or conditions with optimism.
[1760–70]
op`ti•mis′tic, adj.
op`ti•mis′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.optimist - a person disposed to take a favorable view of thingsoptimist - a person disposed to take a favorable view of things
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
chiliast, millenarian, millenarist - a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
pessimist - a person who expects the worst

optimist

noun
Quotations
"an optimist is a guy"
"that has never had"
"much experience" [Don Marquis archy and mehitabel]

optimist

noun
One who expects a favorable outcome or dwells on hopeful aspects:
Translations
المُتَفائِلمُتَفَائِلٌ
optimista
optimist
optimistioptimistijolla
optimist
bjartsÿnismaîur
楽観主義者
낙천가
optimista
optimist
optimist
ผู้มองโลกในแง่ดี
người lạc quan

optimist

[ˈɒptɪmɪst] Noptimista mf
he's the eternal optimistes el eterno optimista

optimist

[ˈɒptɪmɪst] noptimiste m/f

optimist

nOptimist(in) m(f)

optimist

[ˈɒptɪmɪst] nottimista m/f

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

optimist

مُتَفَائِلٌ optimista optimist Optimist οπτιμιστής optimismo, optimista optimisti optimiste optimist ottimista 楽観主義者 낙천가 optimist optimist optymista otimista оптимист optimist ผู้มองโลกในแง่ดี iyimser người lạc quan 乐观者

optimist

a. optimista.
References in classic literature ?
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.
The reinsurer, the optimist of ill-luck and disaster, slaps his pocket with satisfaction.
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.
John, I knew, had a horror of any kind of publicity, and was an easygoing optimist, who preferred never to meet trouble half-way.
After all," she said, "you know that I am a professional optimist, and I have faith in my luck.